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    Tom Graham
    Tom Graham

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Modesto, Calif.

    High School:
    Fred C. Beyer

    Height / Weight:
    6-7 / 250

    Position:
    Pitcher

    Birthdate:
    06/26/1978

    Major:
    Sociology

    Fresno State (1999): Named Fresno State Outstanding Pitcher at the annual team awards banquet ? led the team with eight victories and posted a 5.01 ERA, third-best on the team ? led the Bulldogs in innings pitched (127.2), complete games (5), strikeouts (109) and starts (19) ? ranked seventh in the WAC with eight victories, third in innings pitched, fourth in strikeouts and fifth in complete games ? tied a career-high by striking out 11 batters in back-to-back games against TCU and Pennsylvania ? allowed an average of 1.6 runs in his five complete games ? also picked off six runners. (1998) Appeared in 22 games for the Bulldogs, making two starts ? posted a 3-5 record with a 5.55 ERA ? in 35.2 innings of work, recorded 29 strikeouts and 14 walks ? posted one save ? best outing of the season came on March 9 against Purdue when he pitched 6.1 innings to get the win, striking out six with just one walk. (1997) Was Fresno State?s first pitcher out of the bullpen ? finished 4-3 with one save and a 5.04 ERA ? in 55.1 innings of work, struck out 65 with just 14 walks ? allowed 62 hits and 11 home runs ... led the team with 27 appearances ? after struggling early in the season, settled down to have a solid season ? after March 1, posted a 2.98 ERA in 47.2 innings of work ? struck out 53 with just nine walks over that span ? pitched 5.2 innings of shutout ball against Chicago State on May 10 ? struck out a career-high 11 against Cal Poly April 8 in 6.0 innings.

    Beyer High School: Was a three-year letterwinner in baseball and collected two letters in basketball ? was a two-time first-team All-Central California Conference selection ? was twice named his team?s MVP in baseball and basketball ... selected league most valuable player as a senior ? finished 12-1 with a 0.54 ERA as a senior ? also batted .320 as a first baseman.

    Personal: Son of Beverly and Warren Graham ? lists his hobbies as fishing, hiking, skiing and golfing ? chose to attend Fresno State because of the proximity to home and the baseball program ? favorite athlete is Nolan Ryan ? biggest athletics thrill to date was playing for the USA Junior National Olympic Team in 1996 and winning the Bronze Medal ? recorded two saves as the team?s closer, pitching the final inning of the Bronze Medal game, a 5-2 victory over Korea ? was drafted by Oakland in the fourth round of the 1996 Major League Baseball Draft.

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