I played from Tee Ball all the way through Little League until High School. I had a very good arm and mainly played 3rd, catcher, and pitcher until my last two years when I was moved to second base. As a hitter...I could draw a walk and was decent at stealing, but teams weren’t exactly scared of my hitting. Defense was my highlight. Guess Wynns and I are similar.
Gave up baseball to play football in High School.
Highlights in Little League were playing against other kids I was in school with who were always talking trash when I would catch and not a single one of them successfully stole a base against me, or one of my teammates and I being the backbone of the team one season. I could hit that season and one of us would pitch the first 4 innings and the other would pitch the last 3, while the other caught. Ended up winning our “level” championship that year and we had the best record in the entire league.
I still throw when I can and actually won a Manny Machado autograph ball at Aberdeen during “Launch A Ball” by getting the tennis ball in the bucket on the pitchers mound from the stands on the first base side.