Thursday October 18th, 2018

2018 Free Agent Matthew York – can pay own way to Hall of Fame Classic




can pay own way to hall of fame classic


Matthew York

USSSA Playing History Player Page

Interview conducted on 10/15/2017

Who are you playing with in 2018?
Free Agent – 2018

What positions do you play and what is your best position?
Middle and SS. SS is my best position

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
Man there’s to many to name. But if I was to pick defensively, I’d go with Aaron Sandoval and Offensively I’d have to say Bryce Olivera.

Why do you like the game of softball?
Love the preparation that it takes to be able to compete at this level. N also love the friendships that you build on and off the field.

Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
To name just a few. Aaron Sanduval, JB Jennings there hands are smooth n can absolutely smash. N have great attitudes towards the game.

What is your nickname in softball and how did you get it?
Don’t really have one. A lot of people call me midget.

What is your height and weight?

Where do you call home?
I live in Hinesville, GA but I’m from Upstate New York

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

What do you do for a living?
I’m active duty in the Army

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
Played football, basketball and baseball. Went to college at Monroe community college and Alfred state.

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
Got stationed in Virginia and I went down to the ball fields n asked if one of the teams needed a player. Been playing ever since. Haven’t had the opportunity to show what I’m capable of yet. But hope to get there soon.

What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
Everyone can hit and play defense.

Is there a player that you would compare your game to?

What would you say is your career highlight to this point? Maybe one play or game that sticks out to you in particular?
Playing in AWS in Vegas 2016 and went 10-10 with 1 HR. Never batted 1.000 so that was a good accomplishment for me.

In your career was there a single person (player/manager/coach) who had the most significant impact on your approach to the game? Why?
Rob Bailey, he taught me that homeruns don’t mean anything. N that anyone can hit a HR. Can u get on base without it. I still to this day try my hardest to do just that

What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Stay humble, u never know whose watching.

What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?
Baseball grip, 26oz EL

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
Workout, lots of BP and ground balls

What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
Buffalo Bills, love Golf, basketball and football

Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?

What would be your "at bat" music selection?
Anything Rick Ross

What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?

What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?

What is the best softball field/complex you have played at and why?
Columbus, GA when it doesn’t rain.

Windy City

Disney complex

Where is the best place to eat on the road after a game?
Texas Roadhouse
Buffalo Wild Wings.

What is the funniest thing you have ever seen on a softball field?
Justin mooch kicking the ball to 2nd base was prolly the craziest thing I’ve seen on the field.

Tell us something about you that most would never know about you?
Love to golf and I think I’m pretty good at it. 

What was your favorite sports related gift you have ever given or received?
Took 2nd place at a 16-18 year old Babe Ruth World Series n had a trophy bat signed by babe Ruth’s daughter.



29 responses to “2018 Free Agent Matthew York – can pay own way to Hall of Fame Classic”

  1. J. Parris says:

    Good ball player, great teammate who wants to learn and can definitely help a team.

  2. Dom #80 says:

    Great teammate and plays with a lot of heart. Would help any team out. Good luck at camp brother.

  3. Milk #3 says:

    York will help any team out on both sides of the field! Great teammate

  4. Randy noe says:

    Hey Matthew hit me up if your not playing in Orlando.
    901 496 9732

  5. Tbay (Brian) says:

    I had the pleasure of playing with yorkie this past season, guy brings it every time he steps on the field, love his intensity and passion for the game, He would be a good fit for any team on an off the field. Good Luck in 2017 hope to see ya out there

  6. Bryan Goins says:

    Great dude & awesome teammate would give you the shirt off his back. I know his numbers don’t show what kind of player Matt is but he does what’s needed for the team 1st he would be a great pick up for any team out there looking for a player hard working and dedicated!!!!.

  7. Bryce says:

    York is great ball player. Good teammate hits very well has good power to all fields. Is a man of his word and do what he say he is going to do he will help any team out there.

  8. A.a.ron says:

    Matt York is a great player to have on your team, plays with a lot of intensity and always gives his 100%. Always enjoy getting the opportunity to play on the same field as him, a very tough out at the plate and can make the routine and great plays as well. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to any team.

  9. Utley20 says:

    Great pick up right here!! Even better teamate… will never get less than 100% from this guy… played with j him several times and always impressive with his game!!

  10. Flight17 says:

    Great ball player with winning attitude and team first mentality! Would help any team compete and works hard on his craft everyday. Good luck this year uce! Mr. 1000

  11. Woody34 says:

    Great teammate and knows how to play all skill positions in the infield well. Has worked to become an extremely productive and smart hitter as well! Good luck brotha!

  12. KL17 says:

    Great teammate and a hell of a player. Any team would be lucky to have him on their team. Good luck to you bud

  13. Casey Alexander says:

    My dude, great teammate and great player. Miss you little buddy.

  14. Mike W says:

    Great teammate…. great attitude towards the game… he works just as hard as the next guy to get better good luck York

  15. Jimmy Segrue says:

    York always gives 100% has some of the smoothest hands in the infield, He can hit to all fields. He is a great teammate has a great attitude. Would be an asset to any team,

  16. I. Culton says:

    One of the best teammates I’ve ever had. Also one of the best mix of talent and work ethic I’ve come across in any sport. Big Matt will be an asset to any team! Good luck brother.

  17. Army buddy says:

    Midget. Idk about that but pingüino can ball. Offensive. Defensive stud. Great dude and a monster player. Plays way bigger then his tennaged frame. Lol he’s a stud for sure.

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