Aubrey Huff will be recognized by his alma mater, the University of Miami, for a stellar college career on Friday night. Huff, who played two seasons for the Hurricanes, will be feted on the field Friday night and inducted into the school’s Sports Hall of Fame later this year.
Huff, who played with current big-leaguers Pat Burrell and Jason Michaels at Miami, will be greeted on field by coach Jim Morris. Burrell will also be on hand to celebrate with Huff, who set a school record with 95 RBIs and was named first-team All-American in 1998.
Huff’s .400 career batting average is the second-best at Miami, and his .719 slugging percentage is the third-best in school history. Baltimore manager Dave Trembley said the honor is richly deserved and that he’s glad Huff will be on hand to hear the cheers.
“I remember when he came out of college,” he said. “I was managing in the [Double-A] Southern League at the time. He’s had a nice career and is coming off a big season. We’re looking for a bigger one from him this year. I’m sure it’s a thrill for him and quite an honor.”