Friday October 28th, 2016

2017 Free Agent infield/outfielder – Bill Maki Jr.


Bill Maki Jr.

USSSA Playing History

Who are you playing with in 2017?
Free Agent –

2016 Played with RDD in 'D' and Chicago Sams 

2015 Interview

What positions do you play and what is your best position?
Any infield or outfield position, prefer LF/RF for 5 man as well as 3b and Middle IF

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?

Why do you like the game of softball?
The competiveness of upper ball and the constant challenge.

Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
Chris Larsen has already established himself in my eyes but I would have to say he is a player I would to play with, strong swing and humble.

What is your nickname in softball and how did you get it?
Macker, just short for my last name

What is your height and weight?
6'0 245

Where do you call home?
western mass

What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
Beach or camping

What do you do for a living?
Work with my father who is part owner of a car dealership.

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
High school and junior college baseball, post college summer ball, before switching to slowpitch full time.

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
I started playing with my dad and brother in local leagues after growing up around the game. Got asked to a few tournaments and the addiction grew from once in a while to yeah let me work my day off ill be there Saturday.

Is there a player that you would compare your game to?

What would you say is your career highlight to this point? Maybe one play or game that sticks out to you in particular?
2009 Springfield A division finals bottom of the 14th homerun on open field 375ft to put us up with 2 men on, we went on to win the title.

In your career was there a single person (player/manager/coach) who had the most significant impact on your approach to the game? Why?
My dad with his constant help and support

What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Hit hit hit and hit with a purpose

What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?
Traditional baseball grip 27oz

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
Gym and outdoor winter sports.

What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
Denver Broncos and frisbee golf

Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
Crossed bats

What would be your "at bat" music selection?

What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
Pretty well run

What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
WINDMILL Open in cape cod it's a tradition!

What is the best softball field/complex you have played at and why?
North Brandord Conneticut Sportsplex great outfield high fences

Where is the best place to eat on the road after a game?

What is the funniest thing you have ever seen on a softball field?
Strikeout by a teammate  

Tell us something about you that most would never know about you?
I can drink soda for breakfast

What was your favorite sports related gift you have ever given or received?
The autographed daily camp schedule 1993 duke basketball summer camp in North Carolina that he got me when he went to basketball camp from Mike Krzyzewski that says "to billy always try your best from Mike Krzyzewski."






2 responses to “2017 Free Agent infield/outfielder – Bill Maki Jr.”

  1. bill maki says:

    Still looking for a team this year…

  2. Conference Carl says:

    You did not play with RDD/Easton the C team. You played sparingly with RDD/Chicago Sams, a D team

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