Wednesday April 1st, 2020

Free Agent infielder Larry McCoy


Larry McCoy

USSSA Playing History Player Page

Who are you playing with in 2013?
Free agent

Why do you like the game of softball?
The competition and people I meet.

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
Too many to list

Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
Not sure, I haven't been around upper level long.

What is your nickname in softball?
Big dumb

What is your height and weight?
6'5" 255

Where do you call home?
Orient, Ohio

What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
With my wife and four kids

What do you do for a living?
Machine operator

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
Played baseball and basketball in high school. Played jr college ball, played for the jr college national title in 2001.

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
Used to watch my father play and would leave baseball practice to go drink beer and pop out to the ss trying to hit bombs lol. I guess I would say I got my start by just playing the game and Stephen Edwards asked if I would want to play and here I am.

What was the best advice you were ever given?
Swing hard in case you hit it!

What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Not sure still kind of breaking in myself. Maybe I would just tell them to have fun and enjoy the game, because after all that's all it is a game.

What position do you play?
Any infield spot. 40lbs ago I played everywhere. Lol

What batting grip do you use?
drop my pinky off the knob.

What ounce bat do you use?
27-28 depends on the feel.

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
Play basketball and hit in the cages.

What is your favorite sports team?

What is your favorite sport other than softball?
Basketball to play, football to watch.

Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
Never step on the foul line while crossing over it.

What is your most memorable softball moment?
Schmitty doing the worm on the mound in AZ.

What would be your "at bat" music selection?
anything eminem.

What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
Play all games on baseball fields and remove hr limits.

What is your favorite non-World tournament?
Conference would be the smoky. Non conference would be our night owl classic in c-bus.

What is the best softball field you have played at and why?
Las Vegas. Just overall nice. My home park Berliner is getting there by adding all these field turf diamonds.

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

What is the funniest thing you have ever seen on a softball field?
Any time Schmitty pitched, you never knew what was next. 

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