Former MLB All-Star
Career Highlights: Recognized as one of baseball’s best lead-off hitters, Kenny Lofton was a six-time All-Star and four-time Gold Glove Award winner. A 17-year MLB veteran, Lofton played for 11 different teams including Houston, Cleveland, Atlanta, Chicago White Sox, San Francisco, Pittsburgh, Chicago Cubs, New York Yankees, Philadelphia, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Texas. As a rookie in 1991, Lofton stole 66 bases establishing an all-time record for an American League rookie. Other highlights of his career include five-time league leader in stolen bases, (1992-96), and leader in hits (1994), triples (1995) and at-bats (1996) and he set MLB record for post-season stolen bases (34). Drafted by Houston in 1988, Lofton played minor league baseball during the summer while completing his basketball eligibility at the University of Arizona where he was the backup point guard on the Wildcats team that made it to the 1988 NCAA Final Four and the starting point guard the following year when Arizona made it to the Sweet 16. Lofton is one of only two men to play in a college basketball Final Four and a Major League Baseball World Series (along with Tim Stoddard).