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Eddie Aucion

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Eddie Aucoin
Induction: Dec 1. 2001
Position: Player/Coach

European Baseball Career:
Player/Coach: Oskarshamn Baseball Club (Sweden)
Swedish League: Eliteseries Top League
Team Record: W17 L15
Pitching: W-4 L-0
Era: 1.41
IP: 57.1
K's: 88

Avg: .392
HR's: 5
Slg: .675
RBI's: 36
SB's: 28

Players Comments: After 3 yrs of professional fastpitchsoftball with the "King and the Court" (USA) I had a great desire to return to playing baseball again. Thanks to the European Baseball Connection, I was given that opportunity, and for that, I'm truly grateful. I was offered the job of player/coach with the Oskarshamn Club in Sweden, a team in their first year of qualifying for the Swedish Eliteseries. It was a struggle for some of the guys to make the jump from division 1 and to swing wooden bats at first, but after a slow start, we were able to turn the season around and ended up with a winning record. At the end of the season, I was honored to be named team MVP. One of my most rewarding experiences over in Sweden was coaching our junior team. Most of the players had never picked up a glove or thrown a ball. Unbelieveable, thanks to a great attitude and a long season of hard work on their part, we actually won the Silver Medal at the National Junior Tournament. In Sweden, I had the chance to play with a group of guys with a great passion for baseball, and I forged some friendships that will probably last a lifetime. I'm thankful for the opportunity that the European Baseball Connection gave me.