Eric A Straub (RICK)..... email@example.com
Rick has coached hundreds of baseball players, played in thousands of games, with decades of catching experience. He has caught several future major league pitchers while playing in the Baltimore, York Pa and in DC Leagues.
Rick has three grown children, Kurt, Kelsey, and Andrew. Rick is an IT, management and business professional; starting Baseline Software Group and the Baltimore IIBA chapter.
- Milford Mill HS (Varsity) … 1963-64
- Apaches / amateur 14-16 ... 1961-63
- Putty Hill / amateur 16-19 … 1964-66
- Spring Grove / A&S Contractors (semi pro) … 1967-83
- Pleasureville, Stoverstown, Vikings (York Central Unlimited) … 1983-2003
- York Labor Day Tournament with
(Baltimore, Reisterstown, Pleasureville, Stoverstown, Mt Wolf) … 1966-2001
- In the TOP 50 Hitters of ALL TIME in the 80 year old YORK CENTRAL LEAGUE
- Baltimore Baseball Club (DC Metro, AA county) … 2003- present (All Star catcher each year)
- MSBL Annual Tournaments in Arizona and Florida … 2003-2011 (MVP 2006)
Reisterstown and Lutherville/ Timonium Rec Leagues
Baltimore Baseball Coalition
Bay Bridge Baseball Academy
St Frances Academy
Where to find Rick Straub online
Where to buy in print
Catching4Kids – Small Targets
“Catching4Kids – small targets” is a primer for young catchers to perform, get better.. build a foundation to expand, improve and grow.
As the catcher improves, as the competition increases, more techniques can be added, expanding the catcher's scope based on need and ability.
Advanced Catching Techniques
I have discovered that while much has been documented in finite details about hitting (Charlie Lau, Walt Hriniak, Ted Williams), and pitching (Rick Peterson, Mike Marshall, Bill Thurston), there is little to take catchers to that level. I have attempted to go to that level, beyond Catcher 101... the “graduate level”.