Steele Interns experience MiLB excellence with ValleyCats
The interns then heard from ValleyCats manager and former major leaguer Ed Romero, who talked about his job in player development. He stressed the importance of chemistry as a factor to the success of any team.
“That was my first time at a minor league game, to see the passion the staff had for their jobs was inspiring.”
During the game, the interns took part in a number of activities. The Membership interns set up a booth to promote the Museum’s Membership Program. In addition, five artifacts from the Museum’s permanent collection were brought along on the trip. The mini-exhibit contained items related both to east coast baseball, and the ValleyCats’ parent club, the Houston Astros.
Among the items was a signed baseball by 2015 Hall of Fame inductee Craig Biggio, and a glove worn by Hall of Famer and Troy native Johnny Evers.
Rally time it was. The ValleyCats would score four straight runs before winning the game in the 10th inning on a walk-off groundout.
During the late-game rally, Gladstone stood in the exact same spot – a superstition of sorts – as he marveled at his team’s comeback.
“He wouldn’t let us move because of the rally,” Green said. “It was a really great experience.”
Applications for the 2016 Class of Steele Interns will be accepted starting this fall. For more information on the program, please visit our Steele Internship page.
Ryan Turnquist is the 2015 public relations intern in the Frank and Peggy Steele Internship Program at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum