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Sanibel-Captiva Baseball Clinic to be held June 11

By Staff | Jun 2, 2011

Former Major League Baseball players Julio Zuleta and Michael Tucker will take part in the inaugural Sanibel-Captiva Baseball Clinic, scheduled to take place on Saturday, June 11 from 8:30 a.m. until noon at the Sanibel Baseball Fields.

“We’re going to be teaching all sorts of baseball stuff,” said Zuleta, a Fort Myers resident. “What I like to teach is not just the fundamentals, the basics of the game, but a little bit of everything — batting, running, fielding, throwing.”

During his 17-year career, Zuleta compiled a .286 batting average, drove in 1,060 runs and slammed 276 homers in 5,335 at-bats in more than 1,500 games.

During the Sanibel-Captiva Baseball Clinic, he promises to give instruction that will help not only develop a young player’s baseball skills but teach lessons that will serve them well in their daily lives.

“What I like to tell kids is it’s not all about baseball,” said Zuleta. “It’s important to get good grades in school and treat your parents with respect. When you do well in school, you’ll do well in life.”

Tucker, an outfielder who played with the Royals, Braves, Reds, Cubs, Giants, Phillies and Mets during his career, compiled a .256 batting average with 125 home runs and 528 RBI.

Campers are requested to arrive early at the clinic and be ready to start at 8:30 a.m. They should bring with them a bat, glove, helmet and plenty of water.

Cost to attend the June 11 clinic is $25 in advance or $35 on the day of the event. To register or for more information, contact Kim Alexander (472-0004 or Kim@PfeifferRealtyGroup.com) or Cindy Lastovica (461-0101 or CL@CorporationCounsel.com).