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Exclusive AuburnSource opportunity to play a round of golf with Gregg Olson - Baltimore Orioles Hall of Fame and Saves leader and, of course, a pitcher on Auburn's baseball team from 1985 to 1987.  Gregg was drafted after his junior season in the first round of the MLB draft.    After the round, walk away with a signed baseball or golf ball as well as a few pictures. 

 

You'll play the Grand National Lakes course in Opelika AL with a tee time that is good for both you and Gregg.  Friday or Sunday before a home football game, if available, is a great time to play a round with a legend.  Once purchased, Gregg will provide three days and times he is available for you to choose from.  

 

Gregg is a good golfer and loves to play the game.  Hear how Gregg threw what baseball historian Sheldon Stewart referred to as a "blazing fastball and devastating curve".

 

In 1989, Olson became the first reliever to win the American League Rookie of the Year Award. Olson also set an American League rookie record with 27 saves, and had a 5–2 mark with a 1.69 earned run average (ERA) and 90 strikeouts in 85 innings.

 

Selected to the All-Star team in 1990, Olson set a club record of 37 saves during the season and collected 31 and 36 in the next two years. On July 13, 1991, Olson combined with 3 other Baltimore pitchers in a no-hitter against the Oakland Athletics. In August 1993, Olson suffered a torn elbow ligament injury that sidelined him for the rest of the year. He finished with 29 saves and a career low 1.60 ERA, but Baltimore opted not to take a risk with him and signed Lee Smith as their new closer. Olson struggled with a succession of injuries over the next years, playing for seven different teams from 1994 to 1997.


Arizona Diamondbacks 1998 #30 Gregg Olson alternate jersey. In 1998, Olson enjoyed a fruitful comeback with the expansion Arizona Diamondbacks. He set a franchise record of 30 saves (broken by Byung-hyun Kim in 2002) and was also part of a rare feat. On May 28, with Arizona leading the San Francisco Giants 8–5, Olson began the bottom of the ninth inning by striking out Darryl Hamilton, but the Giants then loaded the bases with two walks and a hit before Stan Javier had an RBI grounder that made it 8–6. After pinch-hitter J. T. Snow walked to load the bases, manager Buck Showalter ordered Olson to intentionally walk Barry Bonds, forcing home a run, and bringing up Brent Mayne, who worked the count full before he lined to right field for the third out. Olson put together one of the strangest saves imaginable, working around six walks in 1+1⁄3 innings. He threw 49 pitches (not counting the bases-loaded intentional walk) and only 22 of them were for strikes. Olson's only major-league hit was a home run during his last major-league at-bat, in April 1998. Gregg finished his career as a setup man for the Dodgers.

 

In a 14-year career, Olson compiled 217 saves with a 40–39 record, 588 strikeouts, and a 3.46 ERA in 672 innings pitched.

 

Go play with one of the best and one of the biggest Auburn fans!  

 

NOTE:  If weather cancels the round or available dates do not match with your availability, AuburnSource will provide a full refund.

Play a Round of Golf with Gregg Olson - MLB & Auburn All-Star

$600.00Price
  • If you would like to purchase a foursome - three people + Gregg, please contact AuburnSource and we can arrange.  The additional cost for a foursome would be $300.00 or $900.00 total. 

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