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Colby Lewis


Inducted 2018

A 1997 North High graduate who also played baseball for two years at Bakersfield College, Lewis was a 6-foot-4, 240-pound right-handed pitcher who had an 11-year Major League Baseball career, mostly with the Texas Rangers. In 233 MLB games, he had a 77-72 won-lost record with a 4.70 earned run average. He helped the Rangers reach the World Series in 2010 and 2011. In 2010, he won two games in the ALCS vs. the Yankees and added Texas' only World Series win when he beat the Giants in Game 3. Lewis played for the Hiroshima Carp of Japan's Central League in 2008 and 2009, leading the league in strikeouts both seasons. He was second in the Central League with 15 wins and a 2.68 ERA in 2008. Following an All-Western State Conference season his sophomore year at BC, Lewis was selected as a sandwich pick between the first and second rounds of the 1999 MLB Amateur Player Draft (No. 38 overall pick). He made his major league debut on April 1, 2002, against the Oakland A's. His final game was on Oct. 1, 2016, when he didn't allow an earned run in 6-1/3 innings against the Tampa Bay Rays. He remains with the Rangers' organization as a special assistant to General Manager Jon Daniels.