From HVRHS to the Major Leagues: Two pros talk

Steve Blass posed for a picture during spring training early in his career. Blass would go on to throw two complete games in the 1971 World Series, helping the Pirates to victory, as well as start the '72 All-Star game. Photo submitted

I used to say while I was playing baseball at Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS) how proud I felt to wear that jersey and represent our high school. My friends, teammates and peers thought I was just saying it as a fake-spirited rah-rah type of thing, or just thought I was crazy. I meant it with every ounce of my being and I was not the first one to think this way. 

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