Via NorthumberlandNews.com -
Retirement from major league baseball has not been that tough of a changeup to master, says Port Hope’s Paul Quantrill.
“I always said the day I stopped enjoying playing baseball I would retire,” says Quantrill. “I was not enjoying coming to the park anymore and with my three kids and family getting older, I wanted to move on to a new part of my life.”
Quantrill explained his retirement and various career highlights during a recent talk with elementary school students at St. Anthony’s school in Port Hope.
Quantrill described his time with the Yankees as being similar to being in a rock band because of the heavy media presence in New York.
When asked what his career lowlight was, Quantrill says the first time he was traded was tough. On May 31, 1994, he was traded from the Red Sox, with Billy Hatcher, to the Philadelphia Phillies for Wes Chamberlain and Mike Sullivan.
What? How about Game 4 of the 2004 ALCS? Paul threw 8 pitches in that game: Ramirez singled to left, Ortiz homered to right. Game over.
Maybe Quantrill has blocked all that out already? Probably the good thing to do, to stay sane.