Rice University Owls baseball player Norm Charlton, Jr.
Black and white copy of article on Norm Charlton Jr.'s (class of 1986) induction into the Rice Athletic Hall of Fame. Photograph shows Charlton in a Rice Owls baseball uniform in action. Text describes his career in baseball and biographical information. Caption reads: NORM CHARLTON realized his boyhood dream by being on the best pitchers in major league baseball. A San Antonio native, Charlton graduated from Madison High School in 1981, and subsequently enrolled a Rice after meeting then diamond chief, David Hall, Charlton’s career statistics at Rice (from 1982 to 1984) were record shattering. He had a Rice-record 2.25 career ERA and held the season record for wins (11) for many years. He played on the U.S. national baseball team at the World’s Fair in Knoxville, Tenn., in 1982 and was also selected on the 1984 USA Olympic team (but did not participate due to injury). Charlton was drafted by the Montreal Expos in the first round of the spring 1984 draft (28th pick overall) after his junior year. Despite playing in the minor leagues at the time, Norm received his degree in 1986 in political science. He had enough credit hours to select a degree in either political science, religion or physical education. He earned initial stardom in the major leagues for Cincinnati as one of the so-called “Nasty Boys” of the 1990 world champion Reds team as both a started and top reliever. He also tallied for the Seattle Mariners as the team’s ace closer.
Rice Athletic Hall of Fame (poor quality original image)
Citable link to this pagehttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/64332
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