About Tim Hudson
Timothy Adam Hudson was born July 14, 1975, in Columbus, Georgia. He is the son of Ron and
Sue Hudson, who live in Auburn, Alabama. He and his two brothers, Ronnie and Keith, were
raised in a working-class household in nearby Phenix City, Alabama. Tim attended Glenwood
High School, where in his senior season, he led the team to the 1993 AISA state championship.
He finished his high school career with a 12-1 recrd and a 1.78 ERA. Despite his record,
Tim was considered undersized by scouts at 6’0 tall and 160 pounds and was not drafted, nor
was he offered a scholarship to a major college. Tim decided to attend a local two year
college, Chattahoochee Valley Community College.
Over the next two seasons, Tim earned First-Team All American honors while leading his Chattahoochee
Valley team to the AJCCC Division II Championship. He also led the team in batting average (.385),
home runs (9), RBI (42), wins (10-2), and strikeouts (76). Tim’s success on the community college
level earned him a Division I scholarship to Auburn University. Tim started, relieved, and played
centerfield for Auburn. He was an All-SEC pick both as an outfielder and as a pitcher, a first-team
All-American at the “utility” position, and SEC Player of the Year in 1997. He also beat out Lance
Berkman and JD Drew for the Rotary Smith Award, the collegiate MVP as picked by a poll of Sports
The next step for Tim was professional baseball. In June of 1997, Tim was drafted in the 6th round
by the Oakland A’s. In his rookie season, Hudson had an 11-2 mark and finished 5th in the AL Rookie
of the Year vote. He became a member of Oakland’s so-called “Big Three”, along with left-handed
pitchers Mark Mulder and Barry Zito. His most productive season came in 2000, when he posted a
careerhigh 20 victories. The next four years he won 18, 15, 16 and 12 decisions. He was selected
as an All-Star in 2000 and 2004.
Before the 2005 season, Hudson was traded to the Atlanta Braves and joined a rotation that included
John Smoltz, Horacio Ramirez and Jorge Sosa. On September 7, 2005, Tim’s strikeout of Mets pitcher
Tom Glavine in the sixth inning was his 1,000th strikeout of his career. Almost three weeks later,
Tim logged his 14th win versus Colorado on September 27, the same night the Braves clinched their
14th straight Division Title.
In Tim’s second season with the Braves he posted a 13-12 record with a career high 4.86 ERA. Unsatisfied
with his performance during the prior season, Tim returned to his earlier form in 2007, finishing with a
16–10 record, a 3.33 ERA, and gave up less than a hit an inning. The Braves won 22 of his 34 starts,
and Tim posted a nine game winning streak that topped the National League. Hudson is one of only seven
ballplayers who pitched in the NL in 2007 who won at least 12 games in each year from 2004-2007.
After entering his 11th Major League season, Tim announced in August 2008 that he would undergo Tommy
John ligament transplant surgery on his pitching elbow and would miss the remainder of the season.
Currently Tim is progressing in his rehab and began throwing bullpen sessions during Spring Training.
He is aiming for a return to the mound sometime in mid to late August 2009.
Tim met his wife Kim while they were students at Auburn University. They were married on October 23, 1999.
They have two daughters, Kennedie and Tess, and one son, Kade. They currently live in Peachtree City,
Georgia and are building a home in Auburn, Alabama.
Tim has compiled a 146-77 record with 1,372 strikeouts and a 3.48 ERA in 2017.1 innings during
his career thus far.
Tim has never had a losing season as a professional pitcher.
Since 2000, Tim holds the 3rd best winning percentage in all of Major League baseball.
Tim has posted double-digit wins in each of his Major League seasons.
Tim has a career record of 105-2 (with 21 no-decisions) when given a lead of three or more runs.
He won 76 consecutive decisions in those games from 8/23/00 to 8/20/07.
Tim pitched two complete game one-hitters: August 28, 2000, against the Chicago White Sox and May
1, 2006, against the Colorado Rockies
In 2006, Tim became just the sixth pitcher since 1970 to notch his 100th win in 202 or fewer games.
In 2008, Tim was honored for the third straight year as the Atlanta Braves recipient of the Roberto
Clemente Award that recognizes those players who best exemplify the game of baseball through
sportsmanship, community involvement, and positive contributions to their teams. Tim also received
this award as a player for the Oakland A’s in 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004.
Tim and his wife Kim are ambassadors for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and throughout the baseball
season, fulfill children’s wishes to visit Turner Field and meet Braves players.
Tim and Kim are honorary co-chairs of the annual Celebration of Wishes Gala.
Each December, Tim and Kim invite children from the Make-A-Wish Foundation to participate in a shopping
spree and holiday party at Toys R Us. Each Make-A-Wish child and their sibling receives a Toys R Us
gift card courtesy of the Hudson family.
Tim and Kim work tirelessly to support Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Pediatric Hospital. Each spring
training they host the Tim Hudson Birdies & Baseball Celebrity Amateur golf tournament, and in August,
Tim joins forces with his Braves teammates to host the annual Braves Celebrity Am Golf Tournament to
benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
Tim and Kim have joined forces with The Moyer Foundation to support Camp Erin, a bereavement camp designed
for children ages 6-17 who have experienced the death of a parent, friend or loved one. The campaign
seeks to bring Camp Erin to every MLB city, and the Hudsons have had an instrumental role in helping
to raise awareness about the program and spearheading the effort to establish Camp Erin Atlanta.
Tim and Kim actively support several other charities in the metro Atlanta area including: The Atlanta
Braves Foundation and their community programs and fundraisers, Anna’s Angel Fund, CURE Childhood Cancer,
and the Georgia Transplant Foundation.