Hector Ambriz - 2003 Team
Hector Ambriz recalls his fulfilled days pitching days for the 2003 Anchorage Glacier Pilots! Ambriz discusses the incredible John Wooden's Pyramid of Success and it's ongoing powerful impact on his life and UCLA. Fishing with bears, dodging moose, playing with teammates Adam Simon, Mike Pelfrey and Jacoby Ellsbury and more!
Héctor Ambriz was born May 24, 1984 in Orange, California and graduated from Valencia High School in Placentia, California. He played college baseball for the UCLA Bruins. is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Washington Nationals organization. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Cleveland Indians, Houston Astros and San Diego Padres.
Jesse Chavez - 2002 Team
Jesse Chavez recalls his pitching days for the 2002 Anchorage Glacier Pilots team going to the National Baseball Congress Tournament, his pitching hero, the wonders of playing baseball in Alaska and staying at the Bingo Hilton in Kenai.
Chavez was born in Victorville, California. A graduate of Fontana A.B. Miller High School in Fontana, California, Chavez was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 2002 Major League Baseball Draft out of Riverside Community College. In 2006, Chavez was promoted to Triple-A Oklahoma where he pitched one game before being traded. Chavez joined the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2008, then moved onto the Atlanta Braves, Kansas City Royals, Toronto Blue Jays and is currently with Oakland Athletics since 2012.
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Dane De La Rosa - 2002 Team
Dane De La Rosa discusses the midnight sun, fishing trips and his experiences playing in Alaska and how it helped prepare him for pro baseball!
He played on the 2002 Anchorage Glacier Pilots team.
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Casey Fien - 2005 Team
Casey Fien recalls his pitching days for the 2005 Anchorage Glacier Pilots team and driving old cars in Alaska.
Casey Michael Fien a graduate of John F. Kennedy High School in La Palma, CA. Attended William Penn University in Oskaloosa, IA where he went 6-3, 2.48 ERA in 2003; Golden West College in Huntington Beach, CA where he went 3-2, 2.93 ERA in 2004; and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (2005-06.)
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