Tim Anderson’s wife, Bria, accepts the Hall of Fame plaque for his induction into the Mississippi Community College Sports Hall of Fame from Paul Nixon, ECCC director of athletics. Also pictured are Tim’s mother, Kim Clark, and his daughters Peyton and Paxton.

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doubling in his first at-bat in a win over the Kansas City Royals. He played 99 games his rookie season, starting 97 at shortstop and recording 33 multi-hit games. He spent his first full season in the major leagues in 2017, hitting .257 with 17 home runs. In 2018, Anderson became the first shortstop in White Sox history to record 20-plus home runs and 20-plus stolen bases in a season. He also had a career-high 64 RBI in 2018. During the 2019 season, he won the Major League Batting Title with a .335 average, with career-highs of 167 hits and 32 RBI. In the COVID-19-short- ened 2020 season, Anderson would hit .322 with 10 homers in just 49 games. Anderson would make his first Major League All-Star Game debut during the 2021 season. On August 12, 2021, that season in MLB’s Field of Dreams Game in Iowa he hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 9th inning to help the White Sox beat the New York Yankees 9–8. Overall in 2021, Anderson hit .309 with 17 home runs, 61 RBI, and a career-best 94 runs scored. Anderson and his wife, Bria, reside in Chicago and have two daughters: Peyton and Paxton. Anderson was inducted into the ECCC Athletic Hall of Fame in 2017.

East Central Community College alumnus Tim Anderson, a native of Tuscaloosa, Ala., was inducted into the Mississippi Community College Sports Hall of Fame during ceremonies held in April at the Hinds Community College Muse Center in Pearl. Anderson is a 2013 graduate of ECCC and the current starting shortstop for Major League Baseball’s Chicago White Sox. During his freshman season at East Central in 2012, Anderson batted .360 with four home runs, 37 runs batted in, and 30 stolen bases in 30 attempts. He had a breakout sophomore season in spring 2013, leading all junior college baseball players with a .495 batting average and helping the Warriors to the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges State Champion-ship. He was named a first- team National Junior College Athletic Association Division II All-American in 2013 and NJCAA All-Region 23 and MACJC All-State both seasons. He was the NJCAA Male Athlete of the Year in 2013. Anderson was drafted by the White Sox in 2013 as the 17th overall selection in the MLB Draft. He moved up through the White Sox’s minor league system before joining the big league club and making his debut on June 10, 2016,

KNOW OF AN OUTSTANDING ECCC ALUMNUS OR FORMER ATHLETE? If you know East Central Community College alumni who would be good candidates for Alumni of the Year and Athletic Hall of Fame awards, which are presented each year during Homecoming festivities, please nominate them online at www.eccc.edu/homecoming-honoree-nomination-forms. For a printed copy of the nomination forms, please contact Maria McLeod at 601-635-6303 or e-mail mmcleod@eccc.edu. The deadline for submitting nomination forms each year is December 1. Nominations are good for five consecutive years. You are encouraged to submit additional information about nominees. Attach all ad- ditional information to the nomination form. Selection is based primarily on printed materials submitted.


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