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Saturday, July 30, 2011

CornBelters’ Hal Lanier still teaching at 69

Only because he wasn’t hitting at 29! (.214/.234/.243)

Hal Lanier put the stat sheet down long enough Wednesday to explain why, at 69 years old, he’s still interested in coaching young people.

After all, independent baseball has long been about more than numbers to Lanier, a former major league coach with the St. Louis Cardinals and Houston Astros.

“I enjoy the game. My mind is still active. I like working with the young kids,” Lanier said. “I like trying to get players that were not drafted, or never got an opportunity, to play organizational ball. I’m very proud of that. Not only during the season, but in the offseason and during spring training, because I live in Florida.

“I go around all the minor league camps, and meet all the minor league player directors, the ones that I don’t know, so I still have some contacts there. This is my 16th year in independent baseball. We’ve gotten, probably, I’d have to say over 150 players back with organizations, five of them at the major league level. I’m very proud of that.”

...“I’ve been very fortunate to stay in the game this long,” Lanier said. “The good Lord has taken care of me, health-wise, knock on wood. I still enjoy it. When I stop enjoying it, you know, a lot of people ask me when I’m going to retire, and I’m not ready to do that. I can play golf all winter. I guess I got the best of both lives.”

Repoz Posted: July 30, 2011 at 11:27 AM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Don Lock Posted: July 30, 2011 at 01:13 PM (#3888941)
Nice to occasionally hear an older guy still in the game who doesn't talk about the flaws in today's athlete. No"get off my lawn" kind of rap.

Nobody will have to look up his playing record and prove he was an example of what he was talking about.

On the other hand, it is not as interesting to read about nice, thoughtful people.
   2. Bruce Markusen Posted: July 30, 2011 at 02:33 PM (#3888961)
I always thought Lanier did a good job in Houston and found it kind of odd that he never received another managerial gig. Good to hear that he's still involved in coaching.

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