Bill Bordley to be Inducted into the College Baseball Hall of Fame|
Feb. 11, 2014
Left-handed pitcher Bill Bordley, a two-time letterwinner for the Trojans and a member of the 1978 national championship squad will be inducted into the Collegiate Baseball Hall of Fame's 2014 class this upcoming summer it was announced today.
Bordley was a two-time All-American at USC from 1977 to 1978. He posted a 26-2 record with the Trojans and his .929 winning percentage still remains a school record. In 1977 he went 14-0 and led the Pac-10 in strikeouts. After leading the Trojans to the 1978 College World Series and the NCAA title he finished with a career ERA of 2.58 with 10 complete games. Bordley won his first 20 straight decisions and remains the only Trojan pitcher to be a two-time, first-team All-American.
After his collegiate career, Bordley signed as an amateur free agent with the San Francisco Giants in 1979. He spent one year in the major leagues with the Giants in 1980. In that year he made eight appearances, including six starts, for the Giants in the 1980 season, posting a 2-3 record and a 4.70 ERA.
Following his baseball career Bordley returned to USC to finish a degree in finance. He joined the United State Secret Service in 1988 and spent 5 and a half years on former President Bill Clinton's detail. He currently is Major League Baseball's Vice President of Security and Facility Management.
Bordley will join legendary USC coach Rod Dedeaux and Trojan All-Americans and former major leaguers Fred Lynn and Roy Smalley as Trojans in the Hall of Fame.
Also to be inducted as a part of the Class of 2014 is Gene Stephenson (Wichita State), Alex Fernandez (Miami), Mike Fiore (Miami), Mickey Sullivan (Baylor) and William C. Matthews (Tuskegee Institute and Harvard).
The 2014 class will be inducted into the National College Baseball Hall of Fame as part of the annual Night of Champions event on June 28 in Lubbock, Texas. For more information, visit www.collegebaseballhall.org.