Author/Coach Jeff Potter's new book
My Eric Potter Drawing on Pg.331 of Saving Baseball
Coach Potter and Joshua after one of his KIHS JV games
In November of 2011, I posted a drawing that I had done of a left handed pitcher named Eric Potter. He had just finished his pitching career at the University of Maryland, and been drafted by the Oakland A's. I had done the drawing of Eric who I had never met, as a gift for his Father and Mother. His father Author and Coach Jeff Potter has been, and continues to be a huge mentor to me coaching youth baseball. I presented the drawing to Coach Potter, his wife Sheryl, and Eric, at a Potter Baseball clinic that both of my sons attended.
I ran into Coach last weekend at a baseball tournament with my younger son. He gave me a copy of his new book, Saving Baseball, which includes my portrait of Eric. In addition to writing, Coach Potter runs summer baseball tours for 13-15 year old players. He remembered Joshua from the 2011 clinic. At the time,he called Joshua "Hockey Hair". Last night Coach Potter came to see Joshua play in a Kent Island High School Junior Varsity game, for the possibility of Joshua playing on one of his tours.
For more information about Coach Potter, his books and baseball tours, check out www.jeffpotterbaseball.com