Mets pitcher brings Stroman-like swagger to event for future stars in Glen Cove

The kids brought their bats, mits and skills to the field to take part in the Height Doesn't Measure Heart Foundation baseball clinic.

News 12 Staff

Jul 22, 2021, 10:11 PM

Updated 1,006 days ago

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Mets pitcher Marcus Stroman spent his day off at an event in Glen Gove Thursday surrounded by fans and future stars.
The kids brought their bats, mits and skills to the field to take part in the Height Doesn't Measure Heart Foundation baseball clinic.
"I already have a bunch of kids running around out here that they're going to hit a bomb off me or pitch in the rotation one day," says Stroman. "I love that. You have to be confident as a kid."
Stroman says as a kid he was undersize and always doubted. For the kids to see me out playing shows that anything is possible.
The pitcher also had some help from teammates Don Smith and Taijuan Walker.
The players say the turnout was great and fun to watch the kids learn.
Stroman also hopes a camp like the one today can grow baseball in minority communities. Right now, only 8% of all major leaguers are African American.


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