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Former Florida State Baseball Player, Valdosta State Head Coach To Be Inducted Into College Baseball Hall Of Fame

Former Florida State Baseball Player, Valdosta State Head Coach To Be Inducted Into College Baseball Hall Of Fame
Posted at 12:32 AM, Apr 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-01 00:32:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - J.D. Drew was arguably the best hitter to ever wear garnet and gold for the Florida State baseball team, and now, he's headed for the College Baseball Hall of Fame.

Drew is the only player in NCAA Division I history to hit 30 home runs and steal 30 bases, posting a .455 batting average in 1997. Drew, a Hahira native, joins Dick Howser as the second Seminole to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Drew is one of seven inductees in this year's Hall of Fame Class, one of the other names should be recognizable to south Georgia fans as well, as legendary Valdosta State baseball coach Tommy Thomas is on the list.

Thomas spent four decades at the helm of the Blazer program, finishing with over 1,300 career victories, making him Division II baseball's winningest coach. Thomas won a National Championship with the Blazers in 1979.

This year's Hall of Fame induction ceremony is July 1st and 2nd in Lubbock, Texas.