Thursday August 5th, 2021

Bryan King


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Why do you like the game of softball?
I started out for the competitiveness and nothing has changed

What positions do you play? 
I was a shortstop for ever, then started the utility thing for Resmondo in 2006

What is your nickname in softball? 

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
Todd Martin , could play any position, could hit in any situation and was one of the best teammates you could ask for

Where do you call home?  
Torrance ,California

What do you do for a living?
I am a private baseball instructor.   I played 6 yrs with the Houston Astros and Seattle Mariners so I had the pro experience and I live in a baseball rich community..So it was kind of a no brainer, my program does very well and has been a very rewarding choice.

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro? 
Yes, was a HS baseball and basketball player.   Went on to Junior College where I was drafted by the Houston Astros in  1986 played for 2 years and then was sent to the Seattle Mariners and played 4 more years with them.   Suffered a nagging injury and that was it. 

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
I Started playing softball in 1992 with the HS friends team called Double Play and went with a local C team to the ASA C world in 93 called California  Wild Bunch.   We won it with like 110 teams.   I kind of got the fever after that.   So in 94' I played with an A team called the Kamikazee's out of San Diego.   We took 2nd at the USSSA Worlds that year but I got a chance to watch Spectrum, Bunca and Hague and was kinda like "those guys are big and they play balls out."   WelI I gotta call from Ray DeMarini in 95 to play for his major team D &D Thoroughbreds and since then I have been on the major circuit and enjoyed it immensely.    

96' Grovers major team,

97' D's Alliance/Easton AA,

98' JWM/Easton,

99' Sunnyvale/TPS AA,

2000 Sunnyvale/Easton AA,

2001 & 2002 Long Haul/Shen/Taylor Bros /TPS Major,

2003 Budweiser/Worth Major,

2004 Benfield/Roosters/Chase/Easton A,

2005 KME/Bodyglove/Easton A,

2006 Resmondo,

2007 KME/Chaney's/ Easton A,

2008-2010 Resmondo/Specialty Tank/Worth.

What batting grip do you use?
Slight overlap

What is your favorite sports team?
Just a fan of sports, no team in particular

What is your favorite sport other than softball?
I like to golf

Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
In softball if it sounds too good to be true, its probably not.

What is your most memorable softball moment?
Winning the Major grand slam in 2001 we were 17-0 in all four associations championship play.   It was a great bunch of players and people that year.

Is slowpitch softball a sport or a game?
To me its a Sport, I played for a lot of years traveling the country, some ridiculous flights from where I live 12-15 times a year, I don't think I would of done that if it was treated as a game.

What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
Play hard , don't bitch and learn to hit the other way

What is your favorite non-World tournament?
The Dudley, for me its just crazy to listen to the fans, there on top of you more so than the Smokey, so you can here it all.

Who are you playing with in 2011?
Well I decided to step away from the game.  I played 17 years on the major circuit which means I haven't had a summer in the last 23 years including my professional career.  I missed too many things for my kids I can't get back..Its not easy to walk away from the number 1 team in the country and some great teammates, but I don't want to fuel my ego when I can help my son prepare for his athletic future.  I would also like to say at this time, just a huge thanks to all the sponsors over the years, this game has made friends for me, lifelong relationships and the chance to compete against the best and it would of never of been possible without the most important people on any club…the sponsors.

Hope the season goes great for all my ex teammates…take care BK

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