Sunday, July 24, 2005


July 24th, 1972

Shawn Wooten Born

Shawn Wooten, a man whose best position is DH, but who can occasionally be situated at both corner infield positions and catcher has made himself a decent career on the strength of his stick, including winning a World Series ring with Anaheim in 2002. What is of interest to me however, is his high school baseball team. Wooten attended South Hills High School, which has sent nineteen players to Division I baseball or the draft since the late 60s. However, one particular South Hills team stood out, and was in the news lately. That team had Wooten, his teammate in 2004, pitcher Cory Lidle, noted Yankee slugger/PED user Jason Giambi--although Giambi also pitched on that team--and Giambi's new Yankee teammate, pitcher Aaron Small. I don't know how they did that year, but one can only assume a team that had four future Major Leaguers was, you know, pretty good.

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