|In 18 seasons Chief compiled 612 wins and only 119 losses. He helped 122 players move on to play professional baseball with different organizations.
Some of his players currently in the Big Leagues are:
Morgan Ensburg (Houston Astros)
Mike Gallo (Houston Astros)
Fernando Cortez (Kansas City Royals)
Dennis Sarfate (Milwaukee Brewers)
Sergio Romo (San Fransisco Giants)
Bryan Peterson (Florida Marlins)
Craig Gentry (Texas Rangers)
Chief was also a driving force and President behind the NBC Pacific Southwest League. The PSWL was and still is a member of the National Baseball Congress. The PWSL League Champion represents the league annually at the National Baseball World Series in Wichita, Kansas. Chief made sure from 1998 to 2009
that the PSWL was one of the strongest leagues in the country. Former teams
like the Havasu Heat, Casa Grande Cotton Kings and the Palm Springs Power were a few of the founding teams in the first season of 1998.
So as you can see this is a man that accomplished and touched a lot of people
all over the country. The #18 will never be worn again by any Heat player or coach. It will be retired on June 3, 2011, opening day for the heat.
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