Sept. 19, 1997
Haverbusch MVP Of New York-Penn League
Former University of Maryland shortstop Kevin Haverbusch, a 19th-round pick of the Pittsburgh Pirates in the Major League Baseball draft in June, was named the most valuable player of the New York-Penn League. He was also honored as the league's all-star shortstop.
Haverbusch, playing for the Erie SeaWolves, batted .312 with 10 home runs and 55 RBI. The Massapequa, N.Y., native also hit 15 doubles and two triples.
The SeaWolves finished first in the Stedler Division with a 50-26 record.
As a Terrapin last season, Haverbusch hit .406, third in the ACC, with 16 homers and 63 RBI. His .710 slugging percentage was fifth-best in the conference and his .464 on-base percentage was ninth.