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Dodgers News: Chris Taylor To Receive College Honor

CT3… Hall of Famer!

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 23: Chris Taylor #3 of the Los Angeles Dodgers runs to first base after hitting a single in the tenth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Dodger Stadium on July 23, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

Dodgers super utility man Chris Taylor is set be honored by his Alma Mater this off-season. In January, Taylor will be inducted into the University of Virginia Baseball Hall of Fame alongside five other inductees as part of the 2020 class.

The 29 year-old played for the Cavaliers from 2010-2012, boasting a .297 career average with 7 home runs and 103 runs batted in over 156 games.

Hat tip here to Cary Osborne of the Dodger Insider magazine for some CT3 records and other career marks at Virginia.

He holds the Virginia single-season record with 285 at-bats (2011). His 63 runs in 2011 are tied for fifth in program history. He was a 2011 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament selection and a 2011 NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team selection.

Taylor is one of 10 active major leaguers from the University of Virginia, including Sean Doolittle and Ryan Zimmerman who are currently playing for the Washington Nationals in the World Series.

The Virginia Baseball Hall of Fame was established in 2017 and has enshrined 22 members over the previous two years. Head coach Brian O’Connor had this to say.

The Hall of Fame announcement has become a proud and exciting day for our program over the past three years. The 22 men we have inducted in the Virginia Baseball Hall of Fame are excellent representations of the Virginia Baseball program and the University of Virginia community and this year’s class continues that standard.

Taylor, a 5th round pick in 2012 has appeared in 539 career MLB games with the Seattle Mariners and Los Angeles Dodgers. In 124 games this past season, he batted .262 with 12 home runs and 52 RBI while posting 2.4 WAR.

Congrats, CT3!

Written by Clint Pasillas

Clint is the lead editor of Dodgers Nation, and a host and analyst on Dodgers Nation's own Blue Heaven podcast live stream.

He's been writing, blogging, and podcasting Dodgers since about 2008. He was there for Nomar, Greg Maddux, and Blake DeWitt, and he'll be there for Walker Buehler, Alex Verdugo, Dustin May, and any Dodgers of the future.

He's also a sandwich enthusiast, a consummate athlete, and a friend.

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