Thursday, July 21, 2011

Summer Ball

Not Mizzou related but a good story about summer ball:

High school coach has hand in Cards' success (
Frank Leo had a big hand in shaping the 2011 St. Louis Cardinals, even though you probably have never heard of him. No matter, Albert Pujols and Lance Berkman know him well.

Leo, a baseball lifer, not only coached both players at a key moment in their development — when they were on the cusp of their professional careers — but he also brought both into his home.
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Leo, the coach of Hays High School for the past 28 years, has spent 30 summers coaching the Hays Larks in the Jayhawk Summer Collegiate League, one of the top summer college baseball leagues in the country.

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