Induction: Dec 1. 2001
European Baseball Career:
Oskarshamn Baseball Club (Sweden)
Swedish League: Eliteseries Top League
Team Record: W17 L15
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.