Atlanta Braves ace Tim Hudson proud to use Grasshopper Mowers
Oct 17, 2012
MOUNDRIDGE, Kan. – When it comes to turf aesthetics, Major League Baseball fields are second to none. So, it is no surprise that Tim Hudson, starting pitcher for the Atlanta Braves, relies on Grasshopper mowers to achieve the big-league look for his own lawn.
“The quality and look of the field is crucial to the atmosphere and, to an extent, the outcome of the game,” Hudson says. “Grasshopper is the only mower I trust to deliver the same striking results for my lawn.”
Hudson, a right-hander, played six seasons for the Oakland Athletics before joining the Braves in 2005. With a winning record in each of his 14 major league seasons, Hudson ranks 24th all-time among pitchers with a .654 career winning percentage. In 2000, he led the American League in wins and finished second in Cy Young Award voting.
In addition to his prowess on the mound, Hudson is also a dedicated family man and philanthropist. Along with his wife, Kim, they established the Hudson Family Foundation in 2009, which has raised more than $650,000 to help children and families in need throughout Georgia and Alabama. The couple also works with Make-A-Wish Foundation by hosting children at Turner Field throughout the season.
Hudson has been nominated 10 times for the Roberto Clemente Award – four times by the Athletics and six times by the Braves – which recognizes those players who best exemplify the game of baseball, sportsmanship, community involvement and contributions to their teams.
About Grasshopper The Grasshopper Company is a privately held corporation dedicated solely to the design and production of commercial and large-acreage mowing and grounds maintenance equipment. Grasshopper introduced the first zero-turn radius mower with dual swing-out levers in 1969, and other industry firsts include the first diesel-powered zero-turn radius mower in 1983 and the first electric-actuated fold-up mower deck in 2004. Based in Moundridge, Kan., the company distributes its products worldwide and is committed to lean and clean manufacturing practices reducing impact to the environment.