Minor Leagues, Minimal WagesLegal technicalities dating back to 1922 have kept many players’ pay below poverty level.The view from the dugout during a game between the Boise Hawks and the Vancouver Canadians Christopher Morris / GettyJeremy Venook3:00 PM ETBusinessWhen news of a superstar athlete’s blockbuster contract breaks, it can be easy to assume that all…See More
I don't know the writer of this blog. A friend sent it to me and I felt it was important to share with the CheckSwing community. Definitely worth reading._____________________I Never Thought It Would End THIS WayFor anyone who has ever coached youth sports of any kind, from pee-wee to middle school, and even high school sports in some cases………I have a deep question that has been floating in my mind in recent days. Just…See More
"Minor League Salary:
Until a minor league player is placed on a 40-man roster, monthly salaries are $1150 for the short season teams, $1300 for low A and $1500 for high A. For players repeating a year at the same level, the salary goes up $50 each…"
high average hitter with gap power. can turn on an inside pitch at times, but prefer to stay up the middle and right center
If you pitch, what type of pitcher are you... Power? Ground ball, Fly ball, Knuckleball?
Very good batting practice pitcher. I can really hit my spots from 45 feet. :-)
Play Baseball, Coach Baseball, Enjoy watching games, Am a Baseball Parent
Baseball Playing Experience:
Little League, Babe Ruth, High School, American Legion, 18+
Baseball Coaching Experience:
Little League, High School, College
Baseball Umpiring Experience
Softball Playing Experience:
Who is your favorite hitter and why?
All Time= Ted Williams
Today= Evan Longoria, David Ortiz, Miguel Cabrera, Giancarlo Stanton, Bryce Harper, Joey Votto, Mike Trout
Who is your favorite pitcher and why?
Pedro Martinez. He could get you out so many different ways, he is a competitor and wasn't afraid to throw inside when needed. :-)
Additional Playing/Coaching Info (If applicable, include detailed info here such as - HS, College, Pro Leagues, Summer Leagues, Arm Speed, 60 Time, Catcher Pop Time, etc.):
Currently coaching my son, Chase and enjoying helping the kids.
More About Me:
I have coached at the high school and college levels. Now I focus my baseball efforts on coaching my son, Chase and the kids from his leagues. I enjoy seeing them have fun playing, improving and developing a love of baseball.
I love going to the ballpark (any park), get there early to watch batting practice and infield practice.
When Vin Scully first walked into the Dodgers' broadcast booth, Winston Churchill hadn't started his second stint as the prime minister of Great Britain. Connie Mack, a man born while Abraham Lincoln was president, was still managing in the major leagues. The transistor radio -- a gizmo that would turn the man at the microphone into a California icon -- wouldn't be invented for another four years.…
Thank you Bill. Can you provide me with any West Coast contacts for Womens Baseball? I need to look for closer playing options. Since I turned 20, I am in a different group age wise and most play is being geared towards younger players.
Thanks for the warm welcome Bill - I am still feeling my way in cyberspace - my main contribution so far is a weekly to bi-weekly blog at leelowenfish.com Will be back to you soon. Precious time of year with baseball the main news in sports but football training camps lurk. Whoever said "baseball is what this country used to be, football is what it has become" certainly said a mouthful. YIBF (Yours In Baseball Forever), Lee