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Thursday, November 19, 2020

The unforgettable high school days of Kim Ng

Ng was a middle infielder on the diamond, showing off a mix of leadership skills and scrappiness (she once told her younger sister she knew she’d played hard only if her uniform was dirty). Second base was her position when she joined the team in ‘84 and, by senior year, she was the starting shortstop. She was also very “analytical” about everything and seemed to have a natural feel and knowledge of the game.

“I gave her free reign on the bases,” Paul says. “She was so smart and could read catchers. Lots of delayed steals.”

Paul wanted to make her the three hitter because she could, well, hit, but she was forced to bat her leadoff.

“Her on-base percentage was ridiculous,” Paul remembers, laughing. “She just knew what to do, how to work the pitcher, what to do with runners on base. She knew the game. You know, a lot of girls like to play, but they don’t know the game. With Kim, you’d start saying the sentence and she’d finish it for you.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 19, 2020 at 01:14 PM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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