Lubbock Baseball Great Gives Advice to the Western All-Stars - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

8/22/07

Lubbock Baseball Great Gives Advice to the Western All-Stars

Baseball experts here in Lubbock continue to weigh in on how far they believe the Western All- Stars will go in the World Series tournament.

Wednesday NewsChannel 11 caught up with a man whose name is synonymous with baseball in this area.

"They're an exceptional bunch of kids and probably the rest of my lifetime they won't see another group like this," says Bobby Moegle, Retired Monterey High School Baseball Coach.

It's high praise coming from the winningest high school baseball coach in American history. Coach Bobby Moegle's career highs include winning four state championship titles, 32 district titles, and 1,107 wins.

"I coached 40 years and had about five left handed kids in 40 years; they've got three. They're very fortunate, it's hard to beat left handed kids," Moegle said.

Moegle believes that triple threat will lead to a world championship title for the Western All- Stars.

"I think they'll probably have to run back into Chandler of Arizona, and they'll probably have to beat them someway again, and then I think they'll meet Japan in the finals," Moegle said.

As he's watched the Western All-Stars win game after game, Moegle says he can't help but think how much has changed since he played as a kid.

"I remember when I was a little kid I couldn't afford a glove. There was a glove in this little drug store that I just fell in love with, and I was working for twelve cents an hour, and I saved all my money nearly all summer to try and buy that glove," Moegle said.

While Moegle says he got plenty of use out of that glove, it was never used in a little league game since little league was not around at that time.

"My advice is to enjoy every minute, which they are and to not take this for granted. This is something that comes along once in a person's lifetime and probably never in most peoples life time," Moegle said.

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