The University of Maryland Baseball team dedicated their recently renovated clubhouse on April 13th to former Maryland pitcher, Eric Milton. In the company of family and the entire Maryland Baseball team, Milton cut the ribbon to the Eric Milton Family Clubhouse, prior to the Terps game vs. Miami.
Milton, a left-handed pitcher, played for the University of Maryland Baseball team from 1994-1996. At Maryland, Milton became the Terps strike-out leader with 236 strike-outs in three years, a record that still ranks among the top in Terrapin Baseball history. In his final season with the Terps, 1996, Milton set the single season strike-out record with 118, another record that still ranks among the top in Maryland Baseball history.
In 1996 Milton was drafted by the New York Yankees in the first round of the amateur draft. After being traded to the Minnesota Twins, he made his major leauge debut on April 15, 1998 pitching six-scoreless innings in a victory over the Kansas City Royals. During September of the 1999 season Milton pitched a no-hitter against the Anaheim Angels, only the fifth no-hitter in Twins history.
During the 2001 baseball season Milton enjoyed the best season of his career being named to the 2001 American League All-Star roster. He finished the season 15-7 with an ERA of 4.32 in 220 innings pitched. Over the course of his eleven-year career Milton started over 270 games with the Minnesota Twins, Philadelphia Phillies, Cincinnati Reds and the L.A. Dodgers.
Milton joined the Maryland Baseball coaching staff in September of 2011 as a voulenteer assistant and served a stint as interm head coach during the summer of 2012. Currently Milton is the head coach of the Severna Park High School Baseball team in Severna Park, Maryland and resides in Arnold, Maryland with his wife and two children.
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