Thursday July 24th, 2014
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Frank Yeilding

 

Frank Yeilding

USSSA Playing History

USSSA Playing History 2010

Major Players List

2011 Interview

Why do you like the game of softball?
I love the competitive nature of the game, and laughing with my teammates.

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

Where do you call home?
Birmingham, AL

What do you do for a living?
Financial Planner/Owner of Yeilding's Baseball Academy

Tell me a little bit about the baseball academy?
We have five USSSA travel teams, one of them finished 9th last year at the Elite 32 in Orlando.   We have an 11,000 sq. foot indoor facility, with six instructors on staff.   One of our instructors is Ron "Papa Jack" Jackson who served as the Red Sox major league hitting coach from 02-05.   He travels over from Atlanta to do lessons specially scheduled for him.   We just opened five months ago and have been blessed with success quickly as we are at capacity in our first season in business.   I strongly suggest any parents or coaches read the book " The Mental Game of Baseball" by H A Dorfman.   It is a wonderful book and required reading for all of our players and parents.

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
Baseball

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
Logo Express gave me a chance my second year to play softball in 07, and we just continued to move up.

What position do you play?
3B

What batting grip do you use?
Drop pinky, overlap two fingers

What is your favorite sports team?
University of Alabama

What is your favorite sport other than softball?
Golf

Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
None

What is your most memorable softball moment?
Winning the ASA C World in 07

Is slowpitch softball a sport or a game?
At this level it's a sport….

What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
This is too easy, get rid of the shaved bats, require all end-caps to be removable on the field, check each bat before every game.

What is your favorite non-World tournament?
Smoky Mountain Classic

What is the funniest thing you have ever seen on a softball field?
Andy Urban doing almost anything…..

 

 




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