Re: Hey P.A.T.

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Posted by PowayDevil on June 06, 20 at 16:54:57:

In Reply to: Re: Hey P.A.T. posted by Sun Devil P.A.T. on June 06, 20 at 13:49:51:

This is great! I recognize the Weymouth name and if Seeger is a Coronado guy with good hands with the bat, I played Legion with him after my Sr. year cuz we had no Legion team in Scottsdale.

So Chuck coached B Legion! Wonder if he still had his big Ford Mustang. The Phx Suns Legion team I spoke of was B Legion....back to back state championships. Mostly Arcadia / Gerard players. Gene Calcagno (Chris' father) told Eddie Obert to get me, after I tore up Arcadia Pony League....before others grew and caught up to me. Calcagnos lived one block over from across Ingleside. Arcadia guys on those teams - 1st yr; Mark Wheeler, Jim Beurline, Paul Fuenning, Steve Fledhaus, Greg Stultz, Stan the man Sanchez, gosh guess that's it. Davey Angulo from Gerard was our SS and amazing - hit over .420. Year 2 others than yr1 were; red head Davis twins from Kachina Kevin and Kent, Tommy Feldhaus, Greg Hart, Bill Bracken and Jay Abraham. Both years we had to go through losers bracket and beat winners bracket 2X in a row! Year 2 finals were at Phx Muni against Camelback team featuring Mark Whipple (future Ivy League Brown QB and HC!) and Dave Guerlack great catcher. The A Legion game after us had the team from Washington HS featuring Karl Pagel.

When I was at SCC, Kevin Davis kept hitting and hitting. Late in the season he'd be getting more hits, and even Fred Nelson our coach would just go nuts in the dugout throwing up his hands cuz he couldn't believe it. Kevin won the JC Adirondak Big Stick Award for the best hitter in the entire SW, hitting .444! There were just 4 awards each year for the entire country.

So I'm surprised you crossed paths with Rob Millsop, considering the age difference. I remember playing for VI and wanting pitch and play field. The ex-pro coaches said, you want to be a Rob Millsop or something? Then he shows up later, for a single game. At Crown Vacuum during NBC tourney, Kelliher who played at Apollo said he found this batting cage in Mesa that has a machine throwing close to 90 mph. We went there during day of games and were ready for anything. I spoke to people running the place and found that it was owned by the Millsop family. Of course the now infamous cages on Rural south bank of the Salt were long gone by then.

Geesh, I'm writing a book. Lets keep this going somehow. Plenty of time. Its so hard to make it all the way in baseball. Jay Schlueter (my sister's boy friend at time ~1972) while in AAA OK City said he'd seen guys brown nose their way to AAA, but not the Bigs! I remember playing against Maryvale guys Ricky Melvin and Mitch Chilton and figured they were good enough. Melvin could flat out hit. They beat me in '75 State Semi down at Hi Corbett and won the next night roughing up Alhambra's Pat Gilley in the first inning before he shut them down. That Maryvale team had 7 of 8 position players get drafted, with Mark Schuster lefty 1B making it the furthest I believe. Time to stop....for now!

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