Back in 1999, when people listened to Mambo No. 5 and Apple’s stock price was $42 a share, I played baseball as a senior at Salisbury High School. We faced some good players in Lehigh Valley at the time, including a big kid from Northwestern High School who threw 90 mph and was drafted by the Mets. But the best player in the area was an overgrown sophomore catcher from Catasauqua named Anthony Recker.
Even as a sophomore, Recker was a force. He could hit, mash for power, and no one dared run on his arm. One look at the darts he threw to second base during warm ups at the start of every inning was like a warning sign to the opposing team – don’t even THINK about stealing today.Continue Reading