2016 Free Agent Keith Martin
2016 Free Agent – firstname.lastname@example.org 334-685-0282
Drives to Smoky and Orlando
What positions do you play and what is your best position?
Infield/outfield I just play where I'm told…
Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
There have been several guys through the years that have helped me. Hitting wise I would have to say Hank Garris! He's the most unselfish hitter & great teammate. As far as intensity & intangibles I'd have to say Marty Malloy & Jason Kendrick.
Why do you like the game of softball?
Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
I've been out go the game for a while but KP from Combat is pretty good
What is your nickname in softball and how did you get it?
Kmart. Got it in high school
What is your height and weight?
Where do you call home?
What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
Spending it with my kids
What do you do for a living?
Like Bobby Hughes. I sell drugs (legally)
Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
Played football & baseball in college
How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
After college I was picked up by a good C team run by Al Scott & Pat Madden. Then the next year got picked up by Jean Shoppe. Then went from there.
What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
I was fortunate to play in the first conference finals. The main difference is the quality of athlete top to bottom
Is there a player that you would compare your game to?
I wouldn't insult anyone by comparing them to me. I just like to play the game the right way.
What would you say is your career highlight to this point? Maybe one play or game that sticks out to you in particular?
The championships. I guess the best one was the NSA with Specialty Tank/Creative Stucco/K&G/ Worth. Hitting between JC Phelps and Hank Garris. Billy Messina walked me to pitch to Hank with the game on the line. Hank of course homered to win the game but it showed me I had earned some respect in the game.
In your career was there a single person (player/manager/coach) who had the most significant impact on your approach to the game? Why?
Hank Garris because he showed me how to approach hitting
What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Play hard and learn how to play the game the right way
What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?
1 finger overlap
What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
Standard weight training
What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
Football (Roll Tide)
Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
Way to many
What would be your "at bat" music selection?
I'll have to think about that
What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
Oh I just play the game and this would be a lengthy conversation
What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
Smoky just because of the fan support
What is the best softball field/complex you have played at and why?
Dothan where I play league because the fields are perfectly maintained
Where is the best place to eat on the road after a game?
Any place that has good steak
What is the funniest thing you have ever seen on a softball field?
Playing will L&L/TPS seeing our pitcher take the plunge in the fountain at the mall then doing the back stroke..
Tell us something about you that most would never know about you?
Nothing I'm an open book
What was your favorite sports related gift you have ever given or received?
Too many to count. I've been fortunate in my life to receive many awards. I'm thankful for each of them.