"Connie Morgan, 1955. Recruited at age 19. 3rd of 3 women in the Negro Baseball League. Played for the Indianapolis Clowns 1954-1955 and the North Philadelphia Honey Drippers, an all female team. Morgan had a career batting average of .368, ironically the record is held by Ty Cobb at .366."
Kirby Puckett. Minnesota Twins 1984-1995. Twins franchise's all-time leader in career hits, runs, doubles, and total bases. At the time of his retirement, his .318 career batting average was the highest by any right-handed American League batter since Joe DiMaggio.
Our condolences to the Musial family. Stan Musial was so important to St. Louis history and Cardinals' history. He spent 22 years playing for the St. Louis Cardinals. He had a lifetime .331 batting average, with 3630 base hits and 475 home runs. This photo is from the Missouri History Museum collections of Stan Musial in Sportsman's Park.
Sandy Alomar, Jr.Cleveland Indians Catcher Born: June 18, 1966 (age 46) Salinas, Puerto Rico. Batted: Right Threw: Right MLB debut September 30, 1988 for the San Diego Padres Last MLB appearance September 30, 2007 for the New York Mets Career statistics Batting average .274Home runs 112 Runs batted in 588 Games managed 6 Win–loss record 3–3Winning % .500 Teams As player San Diego Padres (1988–1989) Cleveland Indians (1990–2000)Chicago White Sox (2001–2002) Colorado…
The purpose of this drill is to improve reaction time and thinking at the plate. Paint several softballs with different bright colors, and place them in a bucket behind the mound. Have someone place one of the balls in the pitcher's glove without letting the batter see the color. The pitcher then calls out a color before pitching the ball. The batter can only swing if the ball matches the color the pitcher called out (and if the pitch is in the strike zone).