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Courtesy: WMU

Greg Brake to be Inducted into WMU Athletic Hall of Fame

Courtesy: Kristin Keirns, associate director of athletic media relations
Release: 06/03/2013
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KALAMAZOO, Mich.- Former Western Michigan baseball standout Greg Brake has been voted into the WMU Athletic Hall of Fame. He is one of six inductees in the 2013 class, which will be honored at the Fetzer Center on campus, Oct. 18.

A left-handed pitcher at WMU from 1981-84, Brake led the nation with a 0.95 ERA and was a Third-Team All-American in 1984. He also was a unanimous First Team All-Mid-American Conference selection that year and named Team MVP. He would go on to be drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the ninth round of the 1984 draft and played three seasons of professional baseball.

Brake totaled nine wins and 77 strikeouts in 1984, which currently rank third and 11th highest in WMU's single season record book. He finished with 20 career wins and 194 strikeouts, ranking fourth and fifth best in the annuals. His 253.1 career innings pitched stands as fifth most.

In three seasons of minor league ball, Brake advanced to AA status and compiled a 22-12 record with a 3.70 ERA over 289.1 innings pitched. He tossed four complete games and finished with 197 career strikeouts.

Brake is the first baseball alumni to earn his way into the WMU Athletic Hall of Fame since 2010 and the 39th overall baseball selection.