Baseball / Inducted Oct. 27, 2007
Phil Nevin is the most accomplished two-sport male athlete in CSF's history. He won the Golden Spikes Award and was Baseball America's player of the year in 1992 when he led the Titans to a runnerup finish in the College World Series. He was selected Most Outstanding Player of the CWS the same week he was the first player selected in the major league draft, going to the Houston Astros. The third baseman and shortstop also was a member of the U.S. Olympic team. Nevin also was the punter and placekicker for the football team during the 1989 through 1991 seasons. He was selected a freshman All-American placekicker in 1989 by The Sporting News after making 15 of 21 field goals (all of his misses were from 48 yards or more). He averaged 40.1 yards as a punter in 1990 and 40.9 yards in 1991. In three seasons he was 69-for-69 in extra points and kicked a pair of 54-yard field goals. He played 12 seasons (1995-2006) in the major leagues with seven teams and hit 208 home runs while batting .270. His best season was 2001 with San Diego when he hit 41 home runs and drove in 126 runs while batting .306.