Friday, May 15, 2009

Phillies hitting coach visits Holy Name School

By Peter Sánchez

Philadelphia Phillies hitting coach Milt Thompson stands with students of Holy Name School, Camden. A star contributor for the 1993 National League Champion Phillies, Thompson offered inspirational words, talked about his own life and goals, and read to the younger children.

“Make it happen. You gotta want it.”

These were just a few of the inspiring words Philadelphia Phillies hitting coach Milt Thompson imparted to students of Holy Name School in Camden last Tuesday, driving home (no pun intended) the importance of always bettering one’s self.

“I’m not going to talk about baseball,” Thompson began. “I’m going to talk about yourselves. School is an opportunity to better yourself. You have one job right now: to be the best possible students you can be.”

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