Arizona Wildcats: Top 30 athletes in school history

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Jack Thomas “J. T.” Snow, Jr. is famous for playing in Major League Baseball as a first baseman.

Drafted by the New York Yankees in the fifth round of the 1989 baseball amateur draft, J.T. Snow played in the minors until his major league debut at the end of the 1992 season. After one season with the Yankees, Snow was traded to the California Angeles where he played for three seasons.

In 1996, the Angels traded him to the San Francisco Giants where he played for eight seasons. When his contract ended, he signed a one-year deal with the Boston Redsox where he played under fellow UA Hall of Famer manager Terry Francona. Snow asked to be released because they weren’t playing him.

He then signed a one-day contract with the San Francisco Giants so he could retire from the baseball a Giant. Snow, who played for 18 seasons in the MLB, is a six-time Golden Glove Award winner. He won the National League Player of the year in 1997.

Fun Fact: Snow played with fellow Arizona Wildcat Kenny Lofton, they both played in the 2002 World Series with the Giants. Snow wore a couple different numbers on his jersey but wore a number six on his back for most of his career.

Snow is a part of the 1989 Arizona Wildcats Pac-10 Championship team hitting .359 and earning All-Pac-10 South honors.  In his three years as a Wildcat he was also letter winner, his career batting average was .333, his on-base percentage was .447.  Snow left for the MLB draft after his junior year.

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