CEO and 14yr MLB Veteran, Gregg Olson Joins Board
The Foundation for Baseball is excited to announce that Gregg Olson, the 1989 American League Rookie of the Year, has joined our Executive Board. Olson, now the CEO and founder of Toolshed Sports International, brings both a player and business-mind to the table. Toolshed sliders are worn by 27 MLB teams and the US Mens Volleyball team.
Cleveland Indians (1995), Kansas City Royals (1995, 1997), Detroit Tigers (1996), Houston Astros (1996), Minnesota Twins (1997), Arizona Diamondbacks (1998–99) and Los Angeles Dodgers (2000–01). Olson batted and threw right-handed. Olson is the Orioles all-time Saves leader with 160 as the Orioles closer.
Olson used to come into save situations blowing people away with his 90-plus fastball and a devastating curveball, known as “Uncle Charlie.” He was drafted by the Orioles in the 1st round (4th pick) of the 1988 amateur draft, and was given a $200,000 signing bonus before making his debut late in the season.
In 1989, Olson became the first reliever to win the American League Rookie of the Year Award. Olson also set an American League rookie record with 27 saves, and had a 5-2 mark with a 1.69 ERA, 90 strikeouts and 85 innings.
(taken from Wikipedia)