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 Josh Ford 35
Josh Ford
Hometown:
Baytown, Texas

High School:
Baytown Lee HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 275

Position:
C/1B

Experience:
4L

B/T:
R/R

CAREER HONORS

• 2005 Ninth-Round Major League Draft Selection (Arizona Diamondbacks)

• 2005 Second-Team All-Midwest Region (ABCA)

• 2005 Second-Team All-Big 12 Conference (Big 12 Coaches)

• 2005 First-Team All-Big 12 Conference (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)

• 2005 First-Team All-Big 12 Conference (Dallas Morning News)

• 2005 First-Team All-Big 12 Conference (San Antonio Express-News)

• 2005 First-Team All-Big 12 Conference (Waco Tribune-Herald)

• 2005 First-Team All-Big 12 Conference (RosenblattReport.com)

• 2005 Thornton Sterling Most Outstanding Player (Baylor Heart of the Order)

• 2005 Brooks Wallace Award Watch List

• 2005 Minute Maid College Classic All-Tournament

• 2004 Second-Team All-Midwest Region (ABCA)

• 2004 First-Team All-Big 12 Conference (Waco Tribune-Herald)

• 2004 Second-Team All-Big 12 Conference (Austin American-Statesman)

• 2004 Second-Team All-Big 12 Conference (Dallas Morning News)

• 2004 Honorable Mention All-Big 12 Conference (coaches)

• 2004 NCBWA National Player of the Week -- May 25

• 2004 Big 12 Conference Player of the Week -- March 23

• 2004 Big 12 Conference Player of the Week -- May 25

• 2003 Johnny Bench Award Semifinalist

• 2003 Second-Team All-Big 12 Conference (Waco Tribune-Herald)

• 2003 Honorable Mention All-Big 12 Conference (coaches)

• 2003 Big 12 Conference All-Tournament Team

• 2003 Minute Maid Park College Classic All-Tournament Team

BAYLOR CAREER RECORDS BOOK

• 4th in games played (234)

• 6th in at bats (863)

• 6th in hits (269)

• 10th in runs scored (162)

• 8th in doubles (52)

• 6th in home runs (37)

• t-6th in RBI (169)

• 7th in extra-base hits (94)

• 6th in total bases (442)

• 2nd in times hit by pitch (34)

• 4th in putouts (967)

• 6th in Big 12 games played (90)

• 7th in Big 12 at bats scored (338)

• 6th in Big 12 hits (111)

• 8th in Big 12 runs scored (62)

• 8th in Big 12 doubles (19)

• t-4th in Big 12 home runs (16)

• 8th in Big 12 RBI (66)

• 8th in Big 12 extra-base hits (38)

• 6th in Big 12 total bases (184)

• 10th in Big 12 slugging percentage (.544)

• 7th in Big 12 bases on balls (35)

• 2nd in Big 12 times hit by pitch (17)

• t-10th in Big 12 sacrifices (7)

• 4th in Big 12 putouts (334)

SUMMER 2005

• Played for the Yakima Bears of the Arizona Diamondbacks organization

• Appeared in 43 games and hit .282 with seven doubles and 25 RBI

2005 (SENIOR)

• One of four Bears to start all 70 games, establishing a school record

• Posted 22 multiple-hit (second on team) and nine multiple-RBI games (third on team)

• Season-long 14-game hitting streak from March 26 to April 17, longest by a Bear in 2005

• Reached safely in 37 straight games from Feb. 19 to April 23, the second-longest streak in Big 12 Conference history

• Reached safely in 68 of 70 games

• Ranked 19th in Big 12 with .328 batting average

• Seventh in Big 12 with 85 hits

• Tied for seventh in Big 12 with 19 doubles

• Seventh in Big 12 with 135 total bases

• Ranked eighth in Big 12 with .337 batting average in league games

• Tied for fourth in Big 12 with 34 hits in conference games

• Ranked sixth in Big 12 with .433 on-base percentage in Big 12 play

• Led team with .328 batting average, nine home runs, 135 total bases, .521 slugging percentage, 35 walks, 16 times hit by pitch and .436 on base percentage

• Second on team with 47 runs scored, 85 hits and 19 doubles

• 4-for-5 with a double, RBI, two runs vs. Houston (2/11)

• 3-for-5 with two doubles, home run, four RBI, three runs at Vanderbilt (3/12)

• 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBI, two runs at Oklahoma State (3/26)

• 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBI, three runs vs. Texas Southern (3/29)

• 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI vs. Houston (4/5)

• 3-for-4 with two doubles, two RBI, two runs vs. Texas A&M (5/13)

• 3-for-5 with a double, RBI vs. Missouri (5/21)

• Doubled and scored winning run in 10th inning of 2-1 victory over Kansas (5/25) in Big 12 Tournament

• Hit .538 (7-for-13) with two doubles, a home run and 4 RBI in three-game Super Regional series against Clemson

• Recorded multiple hits and at least one RBI in all three Super Regional games

• 3-for-4 with double, home run and two RBI in Super Regional clinching win (6/13)

• Hit .308 (16-for-52) with three home runs, three doubles, 11 runs scored, seven RBI, a .538 slugging percentage, nine walks and a .429 on base percentage in postseason play

• Led team with .350 batting average (14-for-40), three home runs, seven RBI and a .625 slugging percentage in the NCAA Tournament

• Had Bears' lone home run at College World Series

• Hit .353 (41-for-116) with runners on base, .419 (18-for-43) in Big 12

• Hit .309 (21-for-68) with runners in scoring position, .348 (8-for-23) in conference play

• Hit .321 (26-for-81) with two outs, .424 (14-for-33) in Big 12

• Tallied 12 two-out RBI, six in conference play

SUMMER 2004

• Remained at Baylor to continue rehabilitation

2004 (JUNIOR)

• Bears' everyday starter at DH

• Sidelined from C duties after off-season shoulder surgery

• Hit safely in 20 of 25 conference games

• Shared team lead with six multiple-RBI games in Big 12 play

• Ranked seventh in batting average, tied for fifth in triples, tied for first with teammate Michael Griffin in home runs and third in total bases in league play

• Home run total tied for second-best single-season Big 12 total ever by a Baylor player

• Big 12 slugging percentage of .719 ranked third in school history

• Tied for sixth in Big 12 with 14 home runs in all games

• Overall slugging percentage of .579 ranked ninth in Big 12

• Went 1-for-5 with a run and two RBI in season opener against Loyola Marymount

• Was 1-for-2 with two walks, a run and an RBI in first game of doubleheader against LMU (2/15)

• Went 1-for-3 with two runs and a key two-run double against UT-San Antonio (2/17)

• Posted a 2-for-4 outing in first game of doubleheader at Long Beach State (2/21)

• Went 2-for-4 with two runs, two RBI and a double in game one of doubleheader against Arizona (2/28)

• Posted a 1-for-3 evening against Vanderbilt with a two-out, two-run single in the bottom of first inning that sparked Baylor offense to 12-0 victory (3/12)

• Went 3-for-4 with two home runs, four RBI and two runs against Texas State (3/16)

• Backed that with a 3-for-5 outing at Texas A&M with a home run and two RBI (3/19)

• Went 2-for-4 and homered for third straight game with two RBI against Texas A&M (3/20)

• Went 4-for-7 with three runs, two RBI, a double and a triple in the Oklahoma State series

• 3-for-5 outing with an RBI, a double and a triple in the series' second game (4/11)

• Homered in both games of Kansas series, a two-run, game-tying shot over the batter's eye (4/23) and a three-run blast to left-center (4/25)

• Homered and went 2-for-4 against Texas Southern (4/28)

• Went 6-for-11 with two runs and two doubles in the Kansas State series, including a 4-for-4 outing in the nightcap of the May 1 doubleheader

• Went 1-for-3 with a game-winning grand slam and five RBI against Nebraska (5/16)

• Was 2-for-4 with a double and a home run against Texas Southern (5/19)

• Went 3-for-4 with a pair of homers, four runs and four RBI at Texas Tech (5/22)

• Became first Baylor player to hit for the cycle in a Big 12 game, doing so in series finale at Texas Tech (5/23)

• Blasted 427-foot home run into the third deck at Ameriquest Field in a first-round game against Texas Tech at the Big 12 Tournament (5/26)

• Went 2-for-4 with a run, two RBI and two doubles against Missouri (5/29)

SUMMER 2003

• Spent second straight summer in the Cape Cod League with the Wareham Gatemen

• Hit .188 in 39 games with two home runs and 12 RBI

• Appeared in 28 games at catcher, 11 as designated hitter

• Threw out 12 of 34 runners attempting to steal (35 percent), tied for sixth in the league

2003 (SOPHOMORE)

• Threw out 31 percent of runners attempting to steal on the season (18-of-59)

• Finished among the Big 12 leaders in home runs (t-6th), RBI (6th), hits (t-8th), doubles (8th), runs (10th) and total bases (10th)

• Went 4-for-5 with four RBI against Houston at the Minute Maid Park College Classic, including a blast to left that landed on the railroad tracks (2/14)

• Hit a sixth-inning grand slam that gave the Bears the lead to stay in a 9-8 win over Southern California (2/23)

• Also doubled, scored three runs and totaled five RBI in the game as Baylor completed a doubleheader sweep of the seventh-ranked Trojans

• Two-out, bases-loaded single in the fifth scored two runs and broke a 4-4 tie in an eventual 7-4 Baylor win against UT-Arlington (3/4)

• Powered out an opposite-field home run to tie the game at 5-5 in an eventual 6-5 Baylor win against Oklahoma (3/21)

• The next day, drove in the go-ahead runs with a two-out, bases-loaded single in the seventh that scored two in a 4-3 win over the Sooners

• Singled, doubled, drove in two runs and scored three times against UT-San Antonio (4/1)

• First-inning homer got Bears off to early lead in 18-6 win at Oklahoma State (4/11)

• Later doubled and finished the day 3-for-4 with four runs scored against the Cowboys

• Recorded first career two-homer day at Texas State, driving in three runs (4/15)

• Led off the 10th inning with a home run, his second of the night, to give Baylor a 5-4 walk-off win against Houston (4/30)

• Went 4-for-4 with two doubles, two runs scored and two RBI at Nebraska (5/18)

• Earned All-Big 12 Tournament honors after hitting .280 (7-for-25) with two doubles and five runs scored; also threw out three of five baserunners attempting to steal

• Drove in the winning run with an eighth-inning, two-out single against Southern Mississippi in the NCAA Hattiesburg Regional title game (6/1)

• Went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI in game one of the Super Regional at LSU (6/6)

SUMMER 2002

• Hit .206 with six doubles, 11 RBI and nine runs scored with the Wareham Gatemen in the Cape Cod League

• Saw the majority of his playing time at first base

• Helped lead Wareham to the league title

2002 (FRESHMAN)

• Shared duties behind the plate and saw time at first base and DH as a true freshman

• Went 2-for-3 against TCU (2/9) at the Astros College Classic in second collegiate start with an RBI and a run scored

• Was 3-for-4 with a three-run double against Winthrop (3/6)

• Connected on first collegiate home run, a two-run shot, against Texas State (4/9)

• Added a second round-tripper later in the week, a solo shot in an 11-5 victory against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (4/13)

• Pinch-hit RBI double added insurance in a game Baylor eventually squeaked out 6-5 at Kansas State (4/28)

• Singled and doubled against Kansas State in game two of the Big 12 Tournament (5/28)

HIGH SCHOOL

• Earned first-team all-state honors three times while playing at Robert E. Lee High School in Baytown, Texas, under coaches Craig Herrington and James Hillin

• For his career, hit .452 with 34 home runs and 165 RBI

• Was named district MVP as a junior

• Followed that with preseason All-Greater Houston and preseason All-America selections his senior season

• Also earned two varsity letters in football and played freshman basketball

• Member of National Honor Society

• Graduated in the top seven percent of his class

PERSONAL

• Full name is Joshua Michael Ford

• Born Jan. 17, 1983, in Baytown, Texas

• Son of Mike and Debbie Ford

• Chose Baylor over Stanford and Texas because of "great baseball and great academics"

• Says that if he were not playing baseball, he would be in a Strong Man competition

CAREER BESTS

Hits: 4, five times

Runs: 4, twice

Doubles: 2, four times

Triples: 1, five times

Home Runs: 2, four times

RBI: 5, twice

Stolen Bases: 1, eight times

Walks: 3, three times

Hitting Streak: 14 games (3/26/05 through 4/14/05)

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