Patrick O'Sullivan
Inducted in 2010
Baseball - Outfield
As a Lion
Patrick O'Sullivan was recruited to Freed-Hardeman University out of Orchard Park, Ill., and wasted no time in becoming one of the best hitters to ever put on a Lion uniform.  During his freshman season, O'Sullivan hit .339 with a then-school record eight home runs.  His numbers only got better from there as he went on to set several school records during his three seasons at FHU.  At the time of his induction in 2010, he still holds the records for single season batting average, on-base percentage, doubles and extra base hits and the career records for batting average, home runs and slugging percentage.   He was a two-time all-conference and all-region selection and was named an NAIA All-American in 1998 as well as the Tennessee Small College Player of the Year.
After Graduation
O'Sullivan transferred to Austin Peay State University for his senior season, where he hit .370 with 17 home runs and 70 RBIs.  In June 1999, O'Sullivan was drafted in the thirty-fourth round by the New York Mets.  He has also been under contract with the Baltimore Orioles and the San Diego Padres.  For the better part of his career, he has played south of the border in the Mexican League. In his six years in Mexico, O'Sullivan has played for the cities of Reynosa, San Luis Potosi, Monclova, Veracruz, Tijuana, and Navajoa.  In 2004, he hit a career-best 37 homers in 143 games. O'Sullivan hit at least 21 home runs each year from 2004 to 2008. In his 12 year career in professional baseball, he has hit over 200 home runs while posting a .320 career batting average.

"Patrick was certainly one of the most talented players to play at Freed-Hardeman, a real game changer," said Box, who recruited and coached O'Sullivan while at FHU.  "However, what really separated Patrick was his passion for the game, the studious way he approached his craft, and his unmatched competitiveness.  He was a pleasure to work with and he elevated our program to a different level."
Lion Hall of Fame
YearInducteeSport(s)
1985Kerby FarrellBaseball
1985Willie HudsonBasketball/Coaching after FHU
1985Laurent JohnsonCoaching
1985Dew Drop RowlettCoaching
1985R.W. (Dick) StewartBasketball
1985Lon VarnellBaseball, Basketball, and Football
1986Mary Nelle Brum ChalkWomen's Basketball
1986John Luke WebbFootball, Basketball, and Baseball
1986James WilliamsBaseball and Basketball
1986Sue McBride WilliamsWomen's Basketball
1987Mac H. FeltsMultiple
1987Kate Pennington RochelleWomen's Basketball
1987Robert L. WittBasketball
1988Ulyss BrockMen's Basketball
1988Mayme Higginbottam LaneWomen's Basketball
1988Jim MurdaughMen's Basketball
1989Jerry MooreMen's Basketball
1989John L. WeeksBaseball, Basketball, Football
1989Marvin WilliamsCoaching after FHU
1990Vanassa Chism BranchWomen's Basketball
1990Dolly LambertBaseball
1990John PipkinBaseball and Basketball
1990David SmithBasketball
1991Sammy FisherCoaching
1991Dick GrayTrack and Field
1991Hoyt KirkCoaching
1991Robert Stanley LittleMen's Basketball
1992Ancil JohnsonMen's Basketball
1992Clyde WoodsTennis
1993Aaron HerronMen's Basketball
1993Gerald MichaelMen's Basketball
1994Arthur BonnerMen's Basketball
1994Larry MackinMen's Basketball/Baseball
1995Ruben BrownMen's Basketball
1995Charlie SmithMen's Basketball, Coaching
1996Cindy AndersonWomen's Basketball
1996Janice Wood GriggsWomen's Basketball
1996Renee Hensley PaughTennis and Basketball
1996Owen MitchellMen's Tennis
1997Randall AveryMen's Basketball
1997Sergio CastelloMen's Tennis
1998Garrett GrillsMen's Basketball
1999Fabiana CuggionniWomen's Tennis
1999Joe HardinDistinguished Service
1999Johanna MittenhammerWomen's Tennis
1999Ernesto RamosMen's Basketball
2000Claudia SanchezTennis
2003Jennifer Burkeen ShowersBasketball
2003David ByrdCoaching
2003Clay MurleyBaseball
2005Kara Sanders AtkinsWomen's Basketball
2005Qiana ElamWomen's Basketball
2006Chike StevensonMen's Basketball
2007Federico ContrerasTennis
2007Ricardo FerreiraTennis
2007Micheal GainesMen's Basketball
2008Nancy BennettDistinguished Service
2008Lee BurklowMen's Basketball
2008Mikki Dowell VinsonVolleyball/Softball
2009Anelise BattaglionWomen's Tennis
2009Jamie NorsworthyMen's Basketball
2009Terry WeeksCoaching
2009Jessica WoodardWomen's Basketball
2010Chuck BoxBaseball
2010Patrick O'SullivanBaseball
2011Van KalinisanBaseball
2011Eddie MartinCoaching after FHU
2011Ashlee RobertsonWomen's Basketball
2012Jonathan EstesBaseball
2012Pernell KnoxBaseball
2012Tony LambertMen's Basketball
2012Wes MillerMen's Basketball
2012Stacy Myers PalmerWomen's Basketball
2013Renata PedreiraVolleyball
2013Payton ReddenBaseball
2013Karina Souza SimonVolleyball
2014Tomas OresanskyMen's Basketball
2014Tarrah TuckerSoftball
2015Jana Cross GobbleWomen's Basketball
2015Zack FreyMen's Basketball
2015Donald MartinBaseball