Started from the Parking Lot

We didn’t have a place to shower, but we had a clubhouse guy who knew our situation, and he’d come in early each morning and let us into the facility so we could clean up. Then we’d leave the ballpark before anyone else got there, drive around for a little and hang out at the mall to kill time. When it was time to report to the stadium for that night’s game, we’d roll up like we hadn’t just been there showering a few hours earlier, as if we had a place to stay and we were just getting in, like everybody else.

Torii Hunter, Started from the Parking Lot

Hunter wrote this eye-opening piece on the early life of the professional baseball player. I particularly like his first taste of the show and how that single experience drove him throughout the minors. Let us know what you think! Hope you enjoy!


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