Mike Anders, a Thomas Johnson High School standout, carved his legacy in both baseball and basketball, excelling on the high school and college levels in both sports. In high school, he was named the Frederick News-Post Player of the Year as a senior in both baseball and basketball, leaving an indelible mark as a skilled pitcher and prolific scorer. Notably, Anders was the winning pitcher in the 1992 Maryland state championship game and he still holds the school record for most career pitching wins. Transitioning to college, Anders continued to shine at Bucknell University, earning a spot in the Athletic Hall of Fame for baseball. His accolades include Patriot League Pitcher of the Year in 1998, two appearances on all-conference teams. He also holds records for career wins and innings pitched at Bucknell. He also played for Bucknell’s men’s basketball team until opting to focus on baseball starting in 1996.Post-college, Anders continued his baseball journey in the Independent League with the Newburgh Black Diamonds and Allentown Ambassadors.