Don's interview with Little League
Friday, August 19, 2016
Miami Marlins manager, Don Mattingly, had an illustrious 14-year Major League Baseball playing career, all with the New York Yankees. Mr. Mattingly was an All-Star six times, won nine Gold Glove Awards, three Silver Slugger Awards, the 1984 American League batting title, and was the 1985 American League Most Valuable Player. Considered one of the most respected and successful franchises in all of sports, the Yankees have named only 13 team captains in its history. “Donnie Baseball” served in that role for five seasons. His number, 23, will never be worn by another Yankee because it was retired by the organization in 1997. Even with all of that success at the professional level, nothing brings a smile to Mr. Mattingly’s face more than reflecting on running to the concession stand for a free soda after a game at the Evansville North Side Little League.
Little League recently sat down with the “Hitman” to discuss his Little League days in Indiana, the role his father and mother played on the sidelines, and the importance of Little Leaguers® learning fundamentals, as well as respect for their fellow players....
Find the full interview here.
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