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Les Edgerton
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  • Fort Wayne, IN
  • United States
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Les Edgerton's Friends

  • Tom Schwindy
  • Dustun Peyla
  • Dave Vaccaro
  • Scott Provost
  • Rich Dunno
  • Jim Hawkins
  • Coach Andy Collins
  • BILL SANDILLO
  • Sawyer Bowen
  • The CheckSwing Clubhouse
  • Bill Stanton
  • Kyle Grucci
 

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Profile Information

Bats:
Left
Throws:
Right
Height:
6' 1/2"
Weight:
209
Position(s):
P, 2B
Type of hitter... Power? Average? Slap? Pull?
Line drive hitter
If you pitch, what type of pitcher are you... Power? Ground ball, Fly ball, Knuckleball?
FB-CU
I currently:
Scout Baseball, Scout Softball, Enjoy watching games
Baseball Playing Experience:
Little League, High School, Minor League
Baseball Coaching Experience:
Little League, Independent
Baseball Umpiring Experience
Little League, Independent
Softball Playing Experience:
None
Who is your favorite hitter and why?
Willie Mays
Mays was the second-best player in MLB history. (First was Babe Ruth) The first game I went to as a kid was also Mays' first game after being called up from Minneapolis (at the Polo Grounds). Mays did everything exceptionally well except pitch and he would have been an outstanding pitcher as well. If he wouldn't have lost two years to the military and hadn't played in a terrible hitting park, he'd have a hundred and fifty more home runs than Aaron, who hit in a bandbox for most of his career.
Who is your favorite pitcher and why?
Juan Marichal. Because he was simply the best. He's the guy I'd want if I had to win one game and had to have a guy who could pitch all 9 innings.
More About Me:
I'm a writer (two baseball books and a third on the way. I've published nine books total. I'm affiliated with my friend Rich Dunno in developing a territory for Perfect Game USA. My son was an outstanding pitcher, recruited by many colleges, but who decided to pursue a career in film and ended his career.
Website:
http://www.lesedgerton.com

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At 5:22pm on November 18, 2010, Coach Andy Collins said…
Hi Les,

Re: your LL book, I'd like to read it and see if parents new to coaching would be interested in reading it too. I'm going to refer these folks to "Little League Confidential" already, just thought they'd like to know what they're getting them in for when they sign up.
At 10:48am on November 1, 2010, The CheckSwing Clubhouse said…
Hi Les,

Thanks for your participation in the recent discussion about hitting against Lincecum and Lee. We received your mailing address. Please send your tshirt size (L, XL, or 2XL) to clubhouse@checkswing.net , and we'll send you a new CheckSwing t-shirt. Please be sure to email your friends and teammates and tell them to join CheckSwing as well! Thanks!
At 7:54am on October 9, 2009, Scott Provost said…
That'd be great, I'd be happy to meet him.
You guys must be in your glory running baseball operations.
At 8:41pm on October 8, 2009, Scott Provost said…
I thought I knew Dan's name from somewhere. He's over at Ct. Baseball Academy in Hartford. Now that's a place I'd love to get involved with.
At 8:32pm on October 8, 2009, Scott Provost said…
I can't say I know your friend Dan, but it seems like he's a good man to know. Seems like he's doing a great job with the P.G. events.
At 1:45pm on September 18, 2009, Kyle Grucci said…
Welcome to CheckSwing, Les!

Enjoy the site and have fun making baseball connections. Check out the available groups and be sure to join your State Group to connect with local members!
At 9:24am on September 18, 2009, Bill Stanton said…
Les- 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!

Your book sounds very interesting.
 
 
 

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