Tim Hagerty Receives Apology for Little League Blunder 21 Years Ago
Tim Hagerty, the radio voice of the El Paso Chihuahuas, is a great storyteller. A few weeks back, he shared with us on Sportstalk a personal experience from his Little League baseball playing days in Massachusetts.
Hagerty was an 11-year old shortstop playing in a game with runners on first and second base. When the batter hit a ground ball to him, a parent from the stands yelled "throw it home", even though no base runners were headed there. Tim did was most 11 year olds would have done in the same situation, and his throw home resulted in every baserunner being safe. The boneheaded play made Hagerty famous in his hometown, but for all the wrong reasons. He was ridiculed by his friends and the play is still talked about in his hometown more than 20 years later.
The Chihuahuas broadcaster never forgot about the incident, nor Michael Klapman, the father that yelled to him to throw the ball to the wrong base. On today's show, we had Hagerty in studio and spoke with Klapman, the man who was partly responsible for that brief Little League blunder in 1994 that has haunted Tim ever since.