Class of 2024

Born: March 13, 1971 in Carrollton, Alabama

Category: Baseball

Sullivan joined the Auburn University baseball team as a walk-on in 1991 and pitched three seasons for the Tigers, finishing with a 13-9 record as a relief pitcher. He was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the second round of the 1993 MLB Draft. Sullivan made his MLB debut with the Reds on May 6, 1995. While playing for Cincinnati, he set a club record by pitching at least 100 innings of relief every season from 1998-2001; and holds an MLB record for leading the league in relief innings pitched for four consecutive years. Sullivan ranks second in Reds franchise history with 494 pitching appearances. In 2001, Sullivan earned the Reds Johnny Vander Meer Award as the Reds’ most valuable pitcher. He also played one season with the Chicago White Sox and the Kansas City Royals. Sullivan finished his 10-year MLB career with an ERA of 3.98 and 622 strikeouts.