2nd annual youth baseball clinic to be held at St. Frances

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Former Detroit Tigers slugger Willie Horton will serve as the featured special guest instructor
The Detroit Tigers in conjunction with St. Frances Academy, will conduct their 2nd Annual youth baseball clinic in Baltimore on Satuday, Feb. 16, 2013 from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Former Detroit Tigers great, Willie Horton, who currently serves as Special Assistant to Tigers President Dave Dombrowski, will be the special guest for the clinic, which will be held in the St. Frances Academy Gymnasium, located at 501 East Chase Street, Baltimore, MD 21202.

Horton, raised in a Detroit housing project, overcame adversity to become one of the Tigers’ most beloved players and his No. 23 was retired by the Tigers in 2000.  He was also inducted into the Detroit Tigers Hall of Fame and has had a statue erected/unveiled in Comerica Park in his honor.

Horton was selected to seven All-Star games, playing left-field and designated hitter, while playing for six American League teams.  He hit 20 or more home runs seven times, 325 career home runs, and had a life time batting average of .273. He enjoyed his best season in 1968, while winning a World Championship with Tigers, finishing second in the American League with 36 homers, and a .543 slugging average.

The event at St. Frances is an instructional clinic for coaches and players of all ages.  It is free for kids 17 and under and a donation of $20 is requested for adults. Several topics will be discussed by Horton, as well as St. Frances head baseball coach Brian Boles, aDetroit Tigers scout, former professional player Carey Cheek and other special guests, including former MLB players and college coaches.

Last Updated (Thursday, 31 January 2013 19:41)



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