Frank Tanana, Dave Winfield and Jim Burton — one complied more than 2,700 strikeouts in his career, one was named to the Baseball Hall of Fame and the other pitched in Game Seven of the World Series. What do these three share in common?
Not only were each of them first round picks in their respective draft classes, but also 1968 Trenton High School graduate and current varsity baseball assistant coach Bruce Mierkowicz was able to get a hit off of each of them throughout their careers.
Growing up in the game and being influenced by his father and his uncle, Ed Mierkowicz, an MLB outfielder for parts of four seasons, Bruce Mierkowicz was drawn to baseball early on and never let go. [Read more…]