This is a tremendous story about a kid in high-school who got a shot because of how hard he played the game of baseball. It’s quite a remarkable story, enjoy:
As a freshman in high school Norman was playing in the state championship game as the starting shortstop. He had an absolutely terrible game and was actually 0-4 with the golden sombrero and made a throwing error in the first inning. They were still winning though 10-8 and he made his final at-bat in the top of the seventh inning. Again he didn’t have an at-bat like he wanted and he hit a major league pop-up right to the shortstop. But Norman never took a play off no matter what the scenario or how routine the play was. The ball ended up hitting off of the shortstops glove and Norm was rounding second base, he made it safely to third.
There was a professional scout from the Red’s in the stands who really liked Norms passion and willingness to play the game hard. The following year when norm was a shortstop, the scout continued to following him and every time he watched him he liked him more and more. Eventually The scout drafted Norman in the 11th round out of high school in 1981 solely because of that one play that he hustled out. The scout put a check next to his name because he didn’t dog it down the line. Point of the story is that you never know whos watching and make sure that you always play the game hard no matter how easy the play may seem.
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