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OSU baseball: Tal Light elected to program's hall of fame

STILLWATER — Former Oklahoma State star third baseman Tal Light will be inducted into the program’s Hall of Fame in January.

Light will become the 58th member of the hall of fame at the OSU Baseball First Pitch Banquet on Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Wes Watkins Center. Tickets will go on sale later this month.

After two seasons at Seminole State, Light joined the Cowboys for just one season in 1995. And he made the most of it, batting .335 with 26 home runs and 104 RBIs in 63 games.

Light earned multiple All-America honors. He is one of just 25 players in program history to earn first-team All-America status from the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.

“In 1995, my life changed for the better,” Light said in a release. “It was the absolute best year of my life when I had the privilege to play baseball for Oklahoma State. The relationships formed with my teammates and coaches have carried on to this day. OSU Baseball taught me many things. The sport itself built my character, motivated me with hard work ethic and teamwork. We played hard, worked hard and made so many solid memories along the way.”

After his lone season with OSU, Light was selected by the Colorado Rockies in the eighth round of the MLB Draft. He played five professional seasons, reaching the Double-A level.

“Tal was fantastic in his only season as a Cowboy, a true slugger following the mold of so many great power hitters in our program’s history,” OSU coach Josh Holliday said in a release. “I can remember the excitement of that season and his emergence in a short amount of time.”

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