Former MLB manager Lou Piniella is scheduled to be the featured speaker at this year’s Joe Thatcher’s Pitch-in for Youth Dinner that’s happening on November 19th at Bel Air Events in Kokomo, Indiana. The locals were very excited to have him visit and participate in town events, as he is remembered fondly by the previous generation. Piniella is expected to discuss things like what it was like to work and live as a professional athlete and manager, as well as some of the hardships and obstacles that he had to overcome.
The Tampa, Florida native grew up playing American League baseball as well as high school ball during his younger years, and eventually attended one year of college at the University of Tampa where he played for the Spartans. At the age of 18, he was drafted by the Cleveland Indians, but by 1969 when he made his MLB debut he was on the roster of the Kansas City Royals. Before retiring as a player, Piniella played for the New York Yankees for a decade between 1974 and 1984. He then took his career down another sports path and managed the New York Yankees, Cincinnati Reds, Seattle Mariners, Tampa Bay Devils and the Chicago Cubs. Over the years Piniella has also done some work for various sports networks and a commercial for DirectTV.
Piniella will be the featured speaker at this year’s Thatcher Dinner later on this month at the Bel Air Events in Kokomo. It should be a great event, so if you live in the area, be sure to attend!
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