Randy Ingle spent over 42 years as a player, rover and manager with the Braves organization and his final two years in professional baseball with the Colorado Rockies organization. Randy, Trent and Nate spent much of their time discussing the separators of players that have achieved high level success from their time in the minor leagues to the big leagues. Randy discussed attributes of players including Chipper Jones and unheralded playes such as Mark Lemke.
Randy managed in over 3200 games during his career.
- High School Pitcher and SS
- Appalachian State SS
- Southern Conference POY
- Member of four Hall of Fames
- Member of the Braves 400 Club – Bobby Cox Award Winner
Great Players leave a trail and Pete Rose realized all players had the same attitude
- Work Ethic
- Get after it every day
- Don’t cut corners no matter who is watching
- Born or Taught?
- Selfish Player
- Bad guy in the clubhouse
- Doesn’t last long
- Unselfish and pulls for teammates = teammates pulling for you!
- Open Minded
- Trusting of coaches
- Coaches must earn trust
- Baseball IQ is higher today
- Bigger and Stronger today
- Weights, Nutrition
- College vs High School
- When coming out of HS – Can see deficiency earlier
- Always early, always working, always hustles
- Way he played/loved the game like he was playing in the back yard
- Made Adjustments
- Impacted his teammates
- Class Act and a grateful young man
- Tony Graffanino
- Martin Prado
- Have Fun!
- If you are going to do it, give it your best!
- You typically only have one shot.
- Put in the physical and mental time and enjoy it!
Bonding you get from baseball is unique!