[quote=“kyleb”][quote=“CSOleson”][quote=“ZBoyle”]I have heard stories about people getting cut from their high school teams and made it to the major leagues.
Just wondering if anyone knows of any specific names and where these people probably went after high school? (JC D3 D1?)
Just curious. Thanks![/quote]Orel Hershiser, one of my favorite players, was cut from the team the first two years in high school, also got cut his freshman year in college. He played 20 seasons and had a great fastball and slider.[/quote]
One of the best, IMO. I loved watching him pitch for the Indians when he was at the tail end of his career. He had a fierce competitive mentality, and I really like him as a commentator.[/quote]
In high school, I sat the bench on varsity after pitching well in the state tournament the year before. My coaches both compared me to him, and called me a bull dog. He actually wrote a book, don’t remember the name of it. I read it and it helped me get out of feeling in the dumps. He was a great ballplayer and even better man.