John Machado was a three-year letterwinner on the baseball team from 1962-64. He was named a second team All-American in 1963 after leading the Buckeyes in runs scored (36), RBI (32) and home runs. Machado was the first three-time first team All-Big Ten selection (1962-64) in school history and was a captain during the 1964 campaign. His 12 home runs in 1963, during the wooden bat era, stood as the program record for 20 years and are currently tied for 19th in the OSU record book for a single season. In both 1962 and ’63 he was the recipient of the Potter Run Maker’s Cup, awarded to the Buckeye baseball player who has “been the greatest value on offense.”

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