Micheal T. Rutherford
Induction Year: 2004
Class of: 1987
Sports: Baseball

Michael Rutherford, 1987- One of 15 players in the history of the baseball program to earn All-American honors, Mike Rutherford played in 109 games over three seasons, including the Huskies’ 1985 team that advanced to the NAIA World Series. In addition to his All-American honors in 1986, he was named to the All-Northeast Region and All-New England teams. After leading the team in hitting (.390) in 1985, Rutherford batted .406 with 15 doubles, one triple, three home runs and 38 RBI in the 1986 season. He also compiled a 2-1 record with a 2.53 ERA in 12 pitching appearances. In his final season (1987), he hit .360 with 11 doubles, two triples, four homers and 28 RBI. On the mound, he was 4-2 with a 2.96 ERA in 14 appearances. Rutheford, who ranks ninth all-time in batting average, finished his career with a .384 average, 32 doubles, four triples, seven home runs, 97 RBI, and a 7-3 pitching record with a 2.96 ERA. He is among the top 25 in career hits and doubles.