Chris Campbell

July 29, 2015

The New York Nine baseball organization is like no other I have been a part of or played against. They have intelligent coaches and very talented baseball players. I played my only season with the Nine this year, after my freshman year in college. Many people suggested I play in a collegiate league because of the lack of competition at the 18u level, but the truth is I played with and against players who were better than some juniors and seniors in my college league. I do not regret my decision at all, because, I not only became a better baseball player, but a better person. This is the part that separated these coaches and this organization from anything else I’ve done. You learn how to carry yourself as a professional both on and off the field. Both my coaches and teammates supported me through off-field personal issues as well which made the Nine my family, not just a team. I want to thank coaches Millman, Mandl and Kaminsky for giving me the tools to prevail in life’s next chapter. I will forever be a part of the New York Nine Family.