July 19

When I look back on my baseball career, the thing that makes me most proud is my positive energy. I was trying to figure out why, hit or miss, people would also cheer me on. I think it’s because I was always focused on the next at bat. Players who throw a fit when they strike out don’t get cheered on.

“Sorry I messed up. Now, on to the next one!”

It’s because of that attitude that everyone was behind me.

-Kiyoshi Nakahata, “Kiyoshi Nakahata Is A Coach Now