Grad Year: 1978
Year Inducted: 2002
Tim Mercer was an outstanding baseball player at RIC from 1974-77. He also played three seasons of basketball for the Anchormen from 1973-76.
Mercer, a two-time All-NESCAC selection as a shortstop, was the Anchormen’s career leader in hits and runs upon his graduation. He is the Anchormen’s all-time leader with 339 career assists. He currently ranks fifth with 131 hits and fourth with 97 runs all-time at RIC. He is also seventh with 24 doubles, fifth with ten triples, fifth with 59 walks and second with 425 career at-bats. For a single season, Mercer holds the top two assist marks with 104 in 1977 and 98 in 1976.
As a senior in 1977, Mercer helped RIC to a 20-12 overall record and an 8-0 mark in the NESCAC as the Anchormen captured the league championship. He batted .308 with 33 hits, 26 runs, five RBI, nine doubles, five triples and two home runs on the season.
As a guard in basketball, he stills holds the RIC record for assists in a game with 18 set against the University of Maine in 1976.
Mercer earned a bachelor’s degree from Rhode Island College in 1978.