Gogolewski headed to SMU Hall of FamePublished 6:21pm Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Austin head baseball coach Chris Gogolewski will be inducted into the Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Sports Hall of Fame during Cardinal ‘M’ Club Weekend Sept. 12.
Gogolewski was a mainstay on the pitcher’s mound for the SMU baseball team during his four-year collegiate career — highlighted by a conference championship in 1993. His playing days did not end when his Saint Mary’s eligibility did, as the left-hander was drafted in the 15th round of the Major League Baseball Draft by the Texas Rangers and spent five years playing in the minor leagues. Gogolewski compiled a 19-3 record and a 3.06 ERA — not to mention 111 strikeouts — during his time at Saint Mary’s. Upon graduation, Gogolewski spent two minor-league seasons in the Rangers’ organization, before playing three more years in the Independent League.