The Salmon Arm Minor Baseball Association’s Bantam AA team were star-struck by a surprise visit from Kevin Reimer, a former MLB player best known for his time with the Texas Rangers, who stopped in May 14 to pass on some tips from a veteran baseball pro.
Reimer played in 488 games throughout his MLB career, stepping up to bat for the Texas Rangers, Colorado Rockies and Milwaukee Brewers over his five-year career.
He primarily played as a designated hitter, knocking out 20 home-runs in his 1991 season with the Rangers.
He also represented Canada during the 1983 Pan-American Games and 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, CA.
The Salmon Arm Minor Baseball Association teams will have the chance to put these pro-tips to the test in the coming weeks.
On May 25-27 there will be a Tadpole league tournament, followed by a Mosquito league tournament June 1-3 and a Peewee league tournament June 8-10 at Elks Park in Salmon Arm.