Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Wednesday, 01 October 2014
Login |  Register 
 
Find Products or Services in your local community
 
KSCB Radio News US National Business Health & Science Political World Sports Top NPR Headlines Sports National Headlines
Hargrove Visits with the 'Sportsguys'
07/17/2009

courtesy photo

Liberal Bee Manager Mike Hargrove was a guest on the 'Sportsguys' Friday morning.

Hargrove who was nicknamed the 'Human Rain Delay' said he isn't a big fan of the nickname but that it was given to him for his routine before stepping in the batter's box. He said he was really kind ahead of his time as in today's game it is completely normal and pretty much a given that players take their time in between pitches.

Hargrove also talked about his playing days in the Major Leagues, and what led him to wanting to manage in the big leagues. He said almost every player in baseball that he talked to while playing had some sort of interest in managing. He said someone once told him the two things that all men think they can do is cook a steak and manage a baseball team.

Hargrove was selected to play in the All-Star game in just his second year in the Majors and it had him star struck as he was just a year and a half removed from Perryton where meeting the mayor was a big deal. He later on managed the American League in two All-Star games where he went 1-1.

Hargroves's biggest disappointment as a player was not making the postseason. However, as a manager he led the Cleveland Indians to two World Series appearances in 1995 and 1997.

Hargrove didn't think living the life of a Major League player and manager was going to be the life he would live while growing up. He began dating his wife Sharon when they were in the 7th grade and they had talked about what the future may hold and Hargrove thought his life would likely involve teaching and coaching football.

Hargrove enjoys playing golf and has made it apart of his summer in Liberal. Hargrove and the Bee Jays will leave for Derby Friday night as they play a two game series against the Twins on Saturday and Sunday at 7 p.m. Both games will air on 1270 AM and kscb.net.

© Copyright KSCB News
You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.
Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.



MOST VIEWED STORIES
Two Semi's Collide On Highway 54, One Injured
Sanitation Truck Rolls, Injures Driver
Man Arrested in Dodge City Killing
Jerry Odle "Serves" Up Winning Duck
Duck Festival, Soup, Stew, Chili, Dessert Cook-Off This Saturday
Mosaic WIns KSCB's Cook Off
Bob Dole Makes Return to Liberal  
Friday's Scores
Teacher Retirements On The Rise
Dodge City Dominates Liberal
Click Here For All Stories

LATEST STORIES
Polling Place Changes In Texas County
Locals Weigh In On Highway Projects At KDOT Meeting
Redskins Rank Third in Soccer Poll
Seward Duo Qualifies for ITA Nationals
Teacher Retirements On The Rise
Seward Wins Oz Fest Classic
Liberal and Wichita North Settle for a Tie
Slatten Makes Podium at Lawrence Race
LHS Girls Competitive at Dodge City Tennis Tournament
Aggies Deliver Another Beat Down
Click Here For All Stories
Click Here for KSCB Talk Radio 1270 am
Click Here for B107.5
Click Here for The Legend 102.7
click Here for ozzBlog
Click Here for the Kansas Lottery

©2014 Seward County Broadcasting Company, Inc.
1410 N. Western Ave. Liberal, KS 67901

Emergency Alert System | EEO Public Report Form | The Public and Broadcasting

Powered by Radio Media Group