Danbury Westerners’ 24th Annual Celebrity Breakfast

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Danbury Westerners’ 24th Annual Celebrity Breakfast

By Tribuna Staff

On June 8, the Danbury Westerners held their 24th annual celebrity breakfast, featuring speaker Chris Chambliss.
Chambliss played for the New York Yankees, the Cleveland Indians, and the Atlanta Braves; he was also 1971 Rookie of the Year. He is a two-time World Series Champion as a player, and won four as the New York Yankees’ hitting coach. He is also an All-Star and Gold Glove winner.
“I grew up in New York with my Dad as a huge fan. It’s an amazing opportunity to meet, talk to him and share our baseball experiences with such a legend,” said Josh Parrow, Danbury Westerners manager.
Mr. Chambliss said it is always great to speak with young players, travel the country and see that the sport is alive and well.
When asked about his advice to the next generation of ball players, he replied:
“I played it since I was five, but my number one advice is to have fun. I am not a fan of playing ball year-round, and think that playing other sports in between can make you a much more well-rounded player.”
The Danbury Westerners are a collegiate summer baseball team based in Danbury, Connecticut. The team, a member of the New England Collegiate Baseball League, plays their home games at Rogers Park.
To support the team, visit their website for their 2018 game schedule, to donate or to volunteer at www.danburywesterners.com.

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June 20, 2018

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