PBI’s Patrick Kivlehan Voted One of Rutgers’ 50 Greatest Athletes

Star Ledger Rutgers Top 50 Athletes

Here at Professional Baseball Instruction, we’ve known for some time just how special Patrick Kivlehan is…that’s one of the reasons we hired him as an instructor during his off-seasons.

Currently back playing at the AAA level in the Seattle Mariners minor league system, Patrick was just named one of the 50 greatest athletes in the history of Rutgers University by the Star Ledger!

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Photo courtesy of NJ Advance Media

And he’s in some VERY elite company including Paul Robeson, Sue Wicks, Carli Lloyd, Phil Sellers, Todd Frazier, Bobby Brownlie, Devin and Jason McCourty, and Jeff Torborg.

The Star Ledger set out to narrow 150 years of Scarlet Knights sports history down to just 50 candidates…and Patrick clocked in at #49.

Here’s what Steve Politi wrote – “Can you get on this list for one great season? You can if that one great season is what Kivlehan did in 2012. After playing 43 career games as a backup defensive back for the football team, he hit .392/.480/.693 with 14 home runs, 50 RBI’s and 24 steals in 51 games to win Big East Player of the Year honors.”

We’re proud of you, Patrick! Next stop – the major leagues!