One of the most dominant pitchers in Southwest Conference history, Burt Hooton ruled the mound for the University of Texas from 1969-1971. He had a 35-3 collegiate record which included two no-hitters, a paltry 1.14 career ERA and 386 strikeouts. The 6'1, 210 lb. Hooton led Texas to three SWC titles & two trips to the College World Series. He was the 2nd overall pick of the 1971 MLB draft by the Chicago Cubs. In his first season of pro ball he struck out 19 in a Triple A game. On April 16, 1972, in only his fourth major league start, Hooton threw a no-hitter for the Chicago Cubs. He had a 151-136 career major league record with a 3.38 ERA, 1,491 strikeouts with Chicago Cubs (1971-75), Los Angeles Dodgers (1975-84) and Texas Rangers (1985). In 1981 Hooton was selected to play in the All-Star Game then went 4-1 in the postseason with a 0.82 ERA to lead the Dodgers to victory in the World Series. In the decisive game six of the series Hooton out-dueled Tommy John and the New York Yankees 9-2. Hooton was inducted into the National College Baseball Hall of Fame in 2008 and had his number retired by the University of Texas in 2009. He is currently the pitching coach for the Round Rock Express. Hooton is a member of the TSHOF Class of 2009.

Burt Hooton

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