This morning I linked the EKU Sports news release detailing Kansas City Royals outfielder Josh Anderson’s induction into their Hall of Fame. Anderson, who was the Ohio Valley Conference player of the year in 2003, holds the EKU single-season records for runs scored (80), hits (106), singles (74) and stolen bases (57), and the career stolen bases record (119). Josh still resides in Eubank in the offseason with his wife and son.
Anderson, who has spent time with four different major league teams, is a member of the Lexington Legends Hall of Fame and is the only Kentucky native to play for the Legends. Anderson doesn’t have the career numbers of some other current Kentucky major leaguers, but one could make the argument he has had as much impact on Kentucky baseball as any player in the 2000s. As the only player to suit up for a Kentucky high school, college and minor league team, Anderson has left his mark on baseball in the Bluegrass.