Friday, January 30, 2009

Catching Up with Waynesboro's Reggie Harris

Reggie Harris was a 21-year old rookie when he made his Major League Baseball debut for the Oakland A's back on Independence Day of 1990. The former Waynesboro High School star would go on to play professional baseball from 1990-1999. I had a chance to visit with Reggie on Thursday for about an hour and I am looking forward to the next time we can get together.
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Drafted in the first round by the Boston Red Sox after graduation, Harris wasted little time in making to the "Show". Two years with the A's were followed by a stint in the minors that included 1993 with the Tacoma Rainier's of the Pacific Coast League. Tacoma is where our paths crossed indirectly as we were living in Seattle at the time which is 45 minutes to the North of Tacoma.
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Harris returned to the majors in 1996 with the Boston before joining Philly in 1997. The 1997 season with the Phillies included 50 appearances for the right handed relief pitcher. Harris would go on to pitch in 1998 with the Houston Astros and finish up in 1999 with the Milwaukee Brewers. Reggie is back in town now for a few months and has an amazing opportunity for area residents in the Greater Augusta County area.
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Reggie is making himself available for one on one workout sessions with pitchers over the next few months. Those interested in scheduling times with Reggie are welcome to drop us a note as well as we will get the word passed on. It is not every day that a young pitcher can receive 1 on 1 time with a former MLB pitcher.
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Reggie also has an interest in getting involved with our organization known as Team Waynesboro (Waynesboro Generals) and I look forward to trying to make this happen in the near future. More to come on this front soon...

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