Thursday, April 16, 2009

Five with One Blow! (Almost)

This baseball story is very true (unlike the Grimm Brothers's old fable,the Brave Little Tailor who boasted Seven With One Blow).

I am quite the proud Auntie to John. What makes this even more "close to home", Tommy Elliott is a past high school classmate of mine and Kman's. Tommy was a terrific baseball player as they say, "in the day". Nowadays, he's a terrific coach, albeit for the once rival Heights' Yellow Jackets.

I wouldn't be a bit surprised to see John's name on a Pro roster in the not so distant future.

Arlington Heights’ John Biggs hit five home runs and collected 13 RBI in the Yellow Jackets’ 33-0 victory against Dunbar.
"When he gets hot, he gets hot," Heights coach Tommy Elliott said. "Once he got home runs his first two at-bats, it was just something fun for him to try and do."

Biggs hit for the home run cycle with a solo-, two-run, three-run and grand slam home runs. Elliott said the grand slam came last and he was just letting his slugger swing away.

"I don’t have a home run signal. If I did I would give it all the time," Elliott said.

article by Paul Wessels, Fort Worth Star Telegram

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Kay Dennison said...

Awesome stuff!!!!