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  • jwbbslo
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    Kenny Myers was one of the best baseball minds ever. He was an unbelievable judge of talent but an even better hitting instructor. He signed Willie Davis, who was primarily a track & field athlete from Central LA, & turned him into a premium switch hitting centerfielder with the Dodgers. He was very creative & innovative. He invented the 40"/40 oz.training bat, the flat bat, the pop up tee, the tennis bat, the crooked bat, the hitting net, & front toss soft toss to name a few of his most notable inventions. Like all great teachers he was able to simplify the game & was able to find the right drill or approach for each player.

    JW

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  • JohnGelnarFan
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    Dick Wantz made the Angels out of spring training in 1965 and made his only appearance on April 13th. He pitched 1 Inning,allowed 3 hits,2 runs and struck out 2. He had severe headaches afterwards and was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. He died one month later at the age of 25.

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  • haylo
    started a topic Dick Wantz and Kenny Myers (scout)

    Dick Wantz and Kenny Myers (scout)

    Hello,
    Anybody have any info on these guys? I'm looking for more info on Wantz, I know he died, but I would like to hear more about him. Anything...as for Myers: he was a scout for the Angels and I think the Dodgers.

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