Wednesday, October 13, 2010

John Young, All-Star Trainer - 673

Going into 2002, John Young had been a trainer in professional baseball for just under a quarter century, according to the Louisville Bats media guide.

He had served as trainer at AAA Indianapolis, at AAA Nashville and in the Southern League and the California League. When he was in the Southern League, he was named as trainer for an All Star Squad. Same with the California League, according to his CMC card.

In 2002, his 25th year as a trainer, he would return to the All Star Game, this one the AAA All Star game, representing his AAA Louisville Bats.

Young started his career as a trainer in 1970, serving as head trainer for St. Joseph's College and as assistant trainer for the Philadelphia 76ers, according to the media guide. He has a masters degree in athletic training from Indiana, his card reads.

He started his work in baseball in 1978, becoming trainer for the Indianapolis Indians for a two-year stint starting in 1980. He later returned to the Indians in 1993, serving there through 1999, according to the 2002 guide.

It was in the 1980s that he served as trainer in the California and Southern leagues. His 1990 season with the Nashville Sounds was his sixth overall with the club, according to his CMC card.

He became trainer for Louisville for 2000. He continued on as trainer for Louisville in 2004, according to the Louisville Courier Journal. But it was in 2002 that Young was named the trainer for the International League at the All Star Game held in Oklahoma City.
  • Special thanks go to Nick from the Louisville Bats media department for passing along the John Young write-up from the Bats' 2002 media guide.
1990 CMC Tally
Cards Reviewed: 283/880 - 32.2%
Players/Coaches Reviewed:
289
Made the Majors: 198 - 69%
Never Made the Majors: 91 - 31%
5+ Seasons in the Majors: 87
10+ Seasons in the Minors: 81

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