2010 Hall of Fame Inductee: Randy Wolf
Sept. 28, 2010
MALIBU, Calif. -- The Pepperdine University Department of Athletics' 2010 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is coming up quickly and tickets to the annual event are still available.
The ceremony will be held on Sunday, October 17, at the Warner Center Marriott in Woodland Hills, Calif. Check-in and a welcome reception will begin at 5 p.m., with dinner and the awards presentation at 6 p.m. Tickets are $50 per plate and can be purchased by contacting Heather Collart at 310-506-6483 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is October 12 to make a reservation.
From now until the event, PepperdineSports.com will be running profiles on each of the inductees. Today is Randy Wolf's turn:
Randy Wolf is among the best pitchers in Pepperdine baseball history and the left-hander is currently in the midst of one of the longest Major League careers by anyone that has worn the Waves' uniform.
After an outstanding prep career at El Camino Real High School in Woodland Hills, Calif., where he was named Player of the Year by the Los Angeles Times, Wolf was selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 25th round of the 1994 MLB Draft. However, he turned them down and enrolled at Pepperdine.
Over his three seasons in Malibu, he established himself among the nation's best pitchers. He went 25-8 overall and posted a 1.97 earned-run average with 328 strikeouts in 315.0 innings pitched. On Pepperdine's all-time lists, he finished his career first in strikeouts and shutouts (records he still holds), second in ERA, fifth in innings pitched and seventh in wins.
In 1995, Wolf was named a Freshman All-American by both Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball, as well as the Freshman of the Year in the WCC. In 1997, he was awarded All-American honors by three publications and was the WCC's Pitcher of the Year. All three seasons, he was selected to the All-WCC first team. He recorded the fifth and most recent no-hitter in Pepperdine history on March 15, 1996, when the Waves beat Gonzaga by a final score of 2-0.
Wolf's Pepperdine teams posted a cumulative record of 103-63-1, claimed the 1995 WCC championship and advanced to the 1995 NCAA West Regional.
During his time at Pepperdine, he pitched for the U.S. National Team in 1995 and 1996 and posted a 6-0 record.
He was selected by the Philadelphia Phillies in the second round of the 1997 MLB Draft, and made his Major League debut two years later with a victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. Wolf is now in his 12th season in the Majors and has pitched for the Phillies, the Los Angeles Dodgers, the San Diego Padres, the Houston Astros and his current club, the Milwaukee Brewers. Through late August, he had a career win-loss record of 111-95.
Wolf made the National League All-Star Team in 2003 while pitching for the Phillies in a season where he led all NL lefthanders in wins (16), strikeouts (177), innings pitched (200.0) and opponent batting average (.233). He made the postseason for the first time in his career in 2009 with the Dodgers.
In 2006, he was selected to the West Coast Conference's 40th Anniversary Team.
During the offseason, Wolf resides in Hollywood, Calif. His charitable causes have included the Philadelphia Futures mentor program, Children's Miracle Network, the ALS Association and Los Angeles Children's Hospital. He won the Phillies' Community Service Award and was the team's nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award for his outstanding community service in 2003, and had a community program called the "Wolf Den" while pitching for the Dodgers.