Former Buc R.J. Swindle named finalist for Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2017

Former Buc R.J. Swindle named finalist for Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2017

CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame advisory committee has released its candidates for the Class of 2017 and a familiar face is on the list as CSU alum R.J. Swindle is among the nominees this season.

The Committee also announced that fans will select the three that collect the most votes while the committee will vote one other member.

Swindle etched his name in the Charleston Southern record book thanks to a brilliant 2003 season. He set the still-standing season records for wins (10) and strikeouts (140) en route to finishing the year 10-5 with a 2.21 ERA. His 18 starts that season is also tied for the most made by any CSU pitcher. He capped his college career as the Bucs' all-time leader in wins (24), while placing second in innings pitched (349.2) and games started (51).

The Vancouver native played for the Canadian National Team in the 2008 Olympics after pitching in nine Major League games for the Phillies and Brewers in 2008 and 2009.

Ballots may now be cast in person at all remaining Charleston RiverDogs home game leading up an official induction August 20. Ballots can also be cast online at riverdogs.com.

The Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame is coordinated and operated by the Charleston RiverDogs. An advisory committee consisting of knowledgeable local volunteers was created to come up with the names as potential nominees. The Hall of Fame is located inside Riley Park.

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