Mobile, AL – The Midtown Optimist Club awarded several High School Baseball Athletes today. The Guest Speaker was Ricky Patterson former MLB Player and Manager.

Patterson spoke about five things that make up a great baseball player and talked about how Coach Paul Bryant’s way of athletes being great.


Five things Patterson stated about being a great Baseball player:

  1. Attitude
  2. Conditioning
  3. Mental
  4. Discipline
  5. Have a Plan

Paul Bear Bryant Quote:

“Sacrifice, Work, Self-Discipline

I teach these things and my boys don’t forget them when they leave.”

Awarded Athletes:

Brandon Cain – Baker Hornets

Eli Zielinski – Davidson

Jansen Banashak -Satsuma

Josh Gunther – Bayside

Lane Goff -Alma Bryant

Eli Zielinski – Daphne



Ronald Wallace

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