• Do You Know Who Was The Starting SHORTSTOP For South Hills (West Covina, CA) High Back In 1989?

    Posted by on March 3rd, 2014 · Comments (4)

    This guy.

    And, yes, I said SHORTSTOP. Amazing, huh?

    Comments on Do You Know Who Was The Starting SHORTSTOP For South Hills (West Covina, CA) High Back In 1989?

    1. BOHAN
      March 4th, 2014 | 12:53 pm

      Not that surprising… majority of the time the best athlete on the team is the SS in HS… and you don’t get to the ML without being a great athlete

    2. MJ Recanati
      March 4th, 2014 | 2:52 pm

      What’s surprising to me is that, as a major leaguer, Giambi couldn’t throw the ball. How did a guy go from being able to throw across the diamond to being comically unable to even throw half the distance (down to home or back to second)?

    3. Mr. October
      March 4th, 2014 | 3:14 pm

      Perhaps the “little magic pills” Giambi was taking affected his throwing ability in some way… Or maybe 90 percent of the game is half mental, as Lawrence Peter Berra once said – has it ever been documented that a major leaguer developed some difficulty with a routine or short throw before, or since?

    4. Raf
      March 4th, 2014 | 7:23 pm

      It’s possible that he was a lousy shortstop :). It seems he was moved to 3B sometime in college. He was drafted as a 3B, and played the majority of his games there in the minors, but scouts had projected him as a 1B-LF.

      http://scouts.baseballhall.org/report?reportid=03008&playerid=giambja01
      http://scouts.baseballhall.org/report?reportid=03007&playerid=giambja01

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