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Eric Daniel Shoemaker
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  • Reno, NV
  • United States
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5-10 1/2
Type of hitter... Power? Average? Slap? Pull?
I hit for average, often wicked line drives to Center and Right. I seldom pull the ball.
If you pitch, what type of pitcher are you... Power? Ground ball, Fly ball, Knuckleball?
I guess you could say I get hitters to hit it on the ground. I have a two-seam fastball that has a tendency to sink, and a change-up to control bat speed. In my younger days, I was clocked at 89 mph, but more frequently, I probably threw in the low 80's. I could work both the inside and outside with accuracy as well ladder it up or down. I also threw a Knuckle ball that wavered and slid to the left (when it was done wavering), but it was hard where the nail meets the skin to throw it too often.
I currently:
Enjoy watching games
Baseball Playing Experience:
Little League, Independent
Baseball Coaching Experience:
Softball Playing Experience:
Who is your favorite hitter and why?
Roberto Clemente: He hit for good average and occasionally for power. He also frequently hit to the opposite field, in his case, Right Field since he batted from the Right side.
Who is your favorite pitcher and why?
Harvey Haddix: He pitched the longest no-hitter before it was broken up. It is arguably the greatest pitching performance ever!
More About Me:
When I was younger, I was an excellent Fielder. I mostly played Outfield as I had a very strong arm and it was accurate. In Waukegan, Illinois (my home town) I used to watch film clips of past baseball players for hours, then each day I would practice for hours with my defense. I never missed film clips of Clemente. This was on WGN/Chicago-Channel 9.

Martial Arts kept me in shape, reasonably so for my friends and people I meet think I'm in my thirties, but I'm actually 46 years of age. I have always missed Baseball and since I can still run and field, I feel it's time to play once again.

In 1985, through the Major League Scouting Bureau, I tried out for the Cincinnati Reds at Cal State Fullerton. In 1992, I was invited to try out with the Seattle Mariners, but was very sick with the flu during the date I was to arrive and could not attend.

I am married, no kids, and 1 cat, a Maine Coon. It is my goal to relocate to the Knoxville, TN, where I will pursue my Masters Degree in History. But of course, Baseball is calling, for me, it always has.

My only fear is that I haven't swung a bat in ages. As far as my fielding is concerned, I can get that back up to speed quickly, the main thing is getting my judgment back through practice.

I miss being around others like myself playing one of the greatest of games.

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At 10:06pm on July 21, 2009, Kyle Grucci said…
Welcome to CheckSwing, Eric!

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At 9:35pm on July 21, 2009, Bill Stanton said…
Eric- Thanks for joining us at CheckSwing! Have a great time making new connections and talking baseball. Please invite any players and coaches that you know to join us as well. Enjoy!

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