Episode 168 with Blake Beemer of Ball State, Kenny Fullman of the White Sox ACE Program and Edwin Thompson and Eastern Kentucky
We hear great perspectives in this episode with Blake Beemer, recruiting coordinator Ball State, Kenny Fullman, program manager Chicago White Sox ACE Program, and Edwin Thompson, head coach Eastern Kentucky University. Beemer has had previous coaching stints at Penn State and Eastern Illinois University. Fullman is one of the founders of the White Sox Amateur City Elite Program. He has been a member of the Chicago Police Department for 25 years. He was also the head coach at Harlan Academy for 24 years. He is an Illinois High School Baseball and Kentucky State University Hall of Famer. Thompson coached with Team USA for four years and has had previous coaching stops at Georgia State, Duke, Bates College and University of Maine-Farmington. He played collegiately at Howard, Maryland and Webber University.
Listen to our coverage of the "Double Duty Classic" East v. West baseball event here in Chicago with some of the best youth in the area. We talk with High School Baseball Hall of Fame Coach Kenny Fullman about this annual event.We cover the cream of the White Sox’s high school age youth development Amateur City Elite (ACE) program organized by Kenny Fullman, that got a chance to perform on the big stage earlier this month, taking part in the Double Duty Classic at Guaranteed Rate Field.The event is named in honor of Negro Leagues legend Ted "Double Duty" Radcliffe, a fixture at Chicago-area ballparks until his death in 2005 at age 103.