Thursday July 2nd, 2020

2018 Free Agent infielder James Gilliam




James Gilliam

USSSA Playing History Player Page

Interview conducted on 10/15/2018

Who are you playing with in 2018?
In 2017 I played with SC Air. Looking for 2018 team.

2018 Free Agent –

What positions do you play and what is your best position?
Infield. 1st, 2nd, or 3rd. Probably 1st is my best but I love playing 2nd.

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
Seen personally. Jason Gilfillan and Jason Martel both dudes crush the ball. Gilfillan has a cannon from RF.

Why do you like the game of softball?
It keeps my competitve edge. Allows me to stay active and be around friends.

Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
Ian Sidebottom is really good and keeps getting better, and Donnie Hammonds, dude crushes softballs. Both really good players, and I feel they're only going to get better.

What is your nickname in softball and how did you get it?
Gill its just short for my last name.

What is your height and weight?
6' 250lbs

Where do you call home?
Rock Hill, SC.

What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
Some sort of Sporting event. Wether its a football game, basebal game or something.

What do you do for a living?
I'm a Guest Service Manager at a Marriott property.

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
Played high school football, and baseball for four years. and 1 year college baseball.

What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?
Pinky and ring finger overlap. 26 oz bat.

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
BP a lot. Take ground balls. Lift weights.

What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
Favorite Sport is baseball.
College sports its the South Carolina Gamecocks.
MLB is Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals
NFL Washington Redskins.

Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
No not really. I'm not that guy. Just go up and hit.

What is the best softball field/complex you have played at and why?
Myrtle Beach is best I've played at. Love the turf fields.

Where is the best place to eat on the road after a game?
Anywhere I'm a big dude. I'll find food I like at any place.

What is the funniest thing you have ever seen on a softball field?
I was playing at Myrtle Beach. And Frankie Longello was pitching and got drilled square in the butt. That was pretty funny.

5 responses to “2018 Free Agent infielder James Gilliam”

  1. Golden coral says:

    This guys in good shape and he deserves a shot!

  2. Golden coral says:

    Plus an AMAZING interview… someone give him a shot, won’t be disappointed….

  3. Ben Rego says:

    Great teammate, even better guy. Kind of guy you hope for when building a team. A true leader.

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