Earlier this year, Tyler Anderson became the first Oregon Duck alum to start a Major League Baseball game in nearly six decades. Today, another Duck has been called up to the big leagues.
Ryon Healy, the former Oregon corner infielder, was called up to the Oakland Athletics after a stellar showing in the minors this year. Healy spent the first half of the year between Double-A Midland and Triple-A Nashville, hitting .326 with 14 home runs and 64 RBI.
Healy becomes the first Duck position player to reach the big leagues since Tom Dodd did so 30 years ago in 1986.
After posting a strong start with Midland this season, Healy got the call to move up to Nashville on May 17, where he’d go on to hit .318 with six home runs and 30 RBI.
Healy recently took part in the Futures Game as part of this year’s All-Star Game festivities in San Diego, going 2-for-3 with a double and a walk for the U.S. team.