Timothy Adam Hudson (born July 14, 1975 in Columbus, Georgia) is a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the Atlanta Braves. Hudson began his major league career with the Oakland Athletics (1999–2004) and played his last two years of college eligibility at Auburn University. In an over ten-season career, Hudson has compiled a 165–87 win-loss record with 1,600 strikeouts and a 3.44 ERA in 1,932 innings with the Oakland Athletics and the Atlanta Braves.
Hudson attended Glenwood School in Phenix City, Alabama where in his senior season, he led the team to the 1993 AISA state championship. He finished his high school career with a 12–1 record and a 1.78 ERA. Despite his record, Hudson was considered undersized by scouts at 6'0 tall and 160 pounds and was not drafted nor was he offered a scholarship to a major college. Hudson decided to attend a local two year college, Chattahoochee Valley Community College (CVCC).
In 1994, his freshman year at CVCC, he earned First-team All American honors while leading his team to the AJCCC Division II championship. He also led the CVCC team in batting average (.385), home runs (9), RBI (42), wins (10–2), strikeouts (76), and was second on the team with a 2.76 ERA. As a sophomore, he was named Second-team All American and set a school and conference record with 117 strikeouts which also led the nation. As a hitter, Hudson batted .345 with 5 home runs, and 29 RBI. His sophomore season ERA of 1.95 was the team and conference best.