Former All-America Gophers infielder Paul Molitor will be inducted into the National College Baseball Hall of Fame as a member of the 2020 class, the College Baseball Foundation announced on Thursday.
The former Twins manager and Baseball Hall of Fame player will become the second Gophers player (1975-77) to be enshrined into the National College Baseball Hall of Fame.
Dave Winfield (1971-73) was inducted in 2006, while Dick Siebert was inducted as a coach posthumously in 2007.
Molitor had a career .350 batting average for the Gophers with 18 homers, 112 runs, 99 RBI and 52 steals. In both 1976 and 1977, Molitor was a first team All-America.
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Matt Pobereyko, an All-Star closer for Sioux City in 2019 who joined the Saints this week, gave up two runs and three hits in his first appearance.
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