How to make it

How do I make it to the majors in baseball?

Hard Work, Dedication, Faith, Hard Work, Hard Work, oh have I mentioned Hard Work?

A major leaguer once wrote to me in a Poster:

Natalio (My Name),
Stay Focus!
Anything is possible…
with faith and Hard Work!

I still have that posted on my wall

You gotta want it, or else you aint gonna get.
Remember, have faith, believe in yourself.

Good Luck dawg
:smiley:

What was the name of the major leaguer?

I can’t say that.

Interesting…

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Very…

Is he on the A’s or Giants?

He played for the Houston Astros and Seattle Mariners, he was kinda like a road runner, always moving up and down the minor league system.
He now plays in the Independent League, for Newark Bears

But you can’t say his name?

Well I could, but I don’t know if I should.

you know what, f it his name is

Charlton Jimerson

Wow, what a story he is!

you googled him?

Yes

Well, I never played in the big leagues, but I was fortunate enough to play at a division I university, and 6 years of professional baseball. Here’s what you need:

  • Hard Work
  • Passion
  • Determination
  • SKILL
  • Drive
  • Confidence and an inner belief in one’s self
  • Luck
  • Timing
  • Short term goals
  • The right Priorities
  • Willigness to Sacrifice
  • A healthy surrounding Environment
  • Dedication
  • A like for the game, and a love to Compete
  • Unselfishness
  • Leadership Skills
  • The capability to play in the Moment. Each pitch is it’s own game
  • Patience
  • Strength to deal with Adversity
  • Proper Focus
  • The Want to, and the Know how

There is so much more, but that should get you started. Good Luck!

That’s right Hammy! Thanks for the post!

I knew of a guy 10 years or so ago, that was a very good high school player around here, who had a tryout for a pro team ( I want to say it was the Reds organization, but i dont remember 100%)

The kid was kind of a partier, and went out and got drunk the night before, and showed up like an hour late to his tryout. Obviously the scout was gone by then. When the kid contacted the scout to reschedule, he was told, "Sorry. That was your shot. You blew it. "

This kids priorities were 1) get drunk 2) play baseball

He was a marginal talent, trying get a roster spot on a low level minor league team, and he never got a second chance, as far as i know.

So i guess the moral here is, unless you are a generational talent, there are a hundred guys just like you out there working their butts off to take your spot.