About “A Ballplayer’s Blog”
A Ballplayer’s Blog was created to share stories about my experiences as a Minor League ballplayer during my playing days. The posts will offer a humorous and honest glimpse into the scattered lives and minds of young men and myself who gave their life to a game. It will bring those from the outside closer to understanding the struggles, physically and mentally, of a job where failing 7 out of 10 times makes you one of the best. A game so difficult, yet so enjoyable; one that gave a kid from Sharon Connecticut nearly everything, with a whole lot of help from family and friends along the way.
About the Writer
Willy Yahn here to shed a little bit of light on the daily Minor League grind in a funny while intriguing manner. I was born and raised the beautiful small-town Sharon, Connecticut, population just north of 2,000. I went to Housatonic Valley Regional High School and then was recruited to the University of Connecticut in Storrs. After three seasons at UConn and an unforgettable summer experience playing for the Bourne Braves in the Cape Cod League, the Baltimore Orioles drafted me in the 25th round of the 2017 MLB Draft. I have played every level from the Gulf Coast League to the International League in AAA, including a year without baseball during the Covid-19 Pandemic in 2020. In the off-seasons during my pro-ball career, I write for fun on A Ballplayer’s Blog and have written for the Lakeville Journal after finishing my Journalism Degree at UConn in 2018.