September 11, 2019

Justin Fry – Hall of Fame Weekend


The Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2019 was inducted over the weekend. The group was officially welcomed at a dinner Friday in the Ohio Union and introduced to the crowd at halftime of the Buckeye football game Saturday in Ohio Stadium.

Lettering all four years at Ohio State from 1996-99, Justin Fry holds the Ohio State career records for wins (36), innings pitched (419.2) and strikeouts (382). He was named a First Team All-American and Big Ten Pitcher of the Year in 1999 after posting an 11-2 record with a 3.70 ERA. He was the 1997 Big Ten Pitcher of the Year after a 10-3 campaign.

He is one of only three Buckeyes to post double-digit win totals in multiple seasons after winning 10 in 1997, earning him Second Team All-America honors. Fry struck out over 100 batters three consecutive seasons (101 in 1997, 113 in 1998, 104 in 1999) and tossed 24 complete games in his career, which is third-most in school history. He was selected in the 26th round of the MLB Draft and played three seasons in the Philadelphia Phillies organization.