Baseball Legends Youth Clinic Returns to Oahu
A handful of former Major League baseball players held a youth clinic today. Hundreds of keiki ages 6-15 came out to Mililani High School for the Legends Youth Clinic. Now in its seventh year on Oahu, this year marks its largest turnout yet. Nearly 200 boys and girls in attendance.
A handful of former Major League baseball players hosted a clinic for kids in Oahu today. Hundreds of keiki ages 6-15 came out to Mililani High School for the Legends Youth Clinic.
Now in its seventh year on Oahu, this year marks its largest turnout yet. Nearly 200 boys and girls in attendance. This free clinic has reached over 70-thousand children all over the world.
Former Pittsburgh pitcher out of Kauai, Tyler Yates, was one of the coaches. His brother is current Padres closer, Kirby Yates.
Tyler was also joined by fellow "Bigs" alums -- Rene Gonzales, Albie Lopez, and former Reds pitcher, Ron Robinson.
"I looked at the big-leaguers like they were amazing. They were untouchable. You know and i put them on a big pedestal. And now to be out here and these kids to interact with me, I think it's fun," says Robinson.
"I grew up the same as them. Aspiring to be a major league player. And fortunately, I got that opportunity. It's that Hawaiian culture. It's the island. We believe we can be as good or better than anybody else. You know we have that drive and we push through and be resilient. And the goal is, the ulitmate goal is to play major league baseball. And the window's small. And when you're pau, you can come back and do what I'm doing. Coaching," says Yates.
The coaches will hop on a plane tomorrow morning to host another clinic in Hilo -- head to Kauai on Wednesday -- then FINISH the tour on Maui.
For more information on the Legends Youth Clinic: https://www.mlb.com/mlbpaa/events/legends-for-youth-clinics.