Saturday November 18th, 2017
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New Team –> JBL Tailgaters Mike Mallory

 

 

 

Mike Mallory

USSSA Playing History

GoSoftball.com Player Page

Interview conducted on 10/25/2017

Who are you playing with in 2018?
2017 OC Swats and Worshams
 

2018 JBL/Tailgaters

What positions do you play and what is your best position?
C/EH/1B

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
Purcell is one and also my old Cubs teammate Harvey.

Why do you like the game of softball?
It was a chance for me to keep playing after I finished playing baseball.

What is your nickname in softball and how did you get it?
Franchise….When i first started playing in the Conference with Semper Coach Pony started calling me that and it has just stuck with me.

What is your height and weight?
6'4 285

Where do you call home?
Petersburg, VA

What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
Spending time with the family and clowning around

What do you do for a living?
Manager at a Refrigeration Company

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
Football,Baseball, and Basketball in High School then got Drafted by the Cubs in the 2nd Round in 99'

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
After playing baseball I came home and some of the local guys got me to start playing with them on a Team called Petersburg Black Sox. Thats when i met Ike Rivers with the Semper Military Team.

In your career was there a single person (player/manager/coach) who had the most significant impact on your approach to the game? Why?
Darwin "Pony" Vinson, Maurice Johnson, Rick Bivens, Tre Campbell, Ike Rivers…..these guys right here have impacted the game for me in so many ways and i appreciate everything they do.

What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Work hard on your craft and always stay humble

What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?
pinky overlap. 27/28 oz bat

What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
Football and The Washington Redskins

What would be your "at bat" music selection?
Young Jeezy "Put On"

What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
the Smokies….You get to let it all fly that weekend.

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

 

 

2 responses to “New Team –> JBL Tailgaters Mike Mallory”

  1. AB says:

    dude is the real deal!

  2. pudge says:

    the guy murders it at the plate and dont let him fool you he can glove it to lol good luck big mike

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