Billy Wagner, native of Tannersville, VA, played baseball for Ferrum College from 1991-93. He earned All-Conference, All-Region and All-America first-team honors. He closed his 3-year Ferrum career with a 17-3 record and still to this day, holds the NCAA Div. III single-season record for strike-outs per innings. Wagner was selected in the first round of the Major League Baseball 1993 June Draft by the Houston Astros as the 12th pick overall. His 15 year professional baseball career includes the Astros, Phillies, Mets, Red Sox, and Braves. He made his MLB debut in 1995 with the Astros and through his career became a seven-time MLB All-Star and was the 1999 MLB National League Rolaids Relief Award Winner. He has 422 career saves, second best by a left-hand reliever and fifth best of all-time. He holds the record for most career strikeouts ever by a left-handed relief pitcher with 1,196. His career statistics is a 47-40 record, 2.31 ERA, 422 saves, 11.9 strike-outs per 9 innings.