My other favorite baseball memory is when I was either 12 or 13 years old and it was the championship game. We were facing a friend of mine from the other team who was the best pitcher in the league. He threw the fastest fastballs - no one could hit this guy. I led off the 3rd inning (or it could have been the 2nd) and I was able to work a walk against the pitcher. I was first person to reach base for us that game I sparked a rally that ended up with us scoring 2 runs.