By Steve LaMontia,
Director of Communications
Smyrna, Georgia is the home of the
most recent MSBL Honor Roll recipient Ron Huck.Located just outside Atlanta, it is also the home of the West Metro Atlanta
MSBL where the 53 year old Huck is the president. Ron is a displaced Chicago Cub fan while growing
up a Wrigley Field fixture, who now lives smack in the middle of the home of
Ron started his MSBL career in 2005
and has worked his way to the helm of the three division, 17 team organization
known as the WMAMSBL. Ron continues to
play on the weeknight 35-over Nationals and the 35-over G-Braves on Saturday
mornings. A financial advisor, Ron still
reflects on his days at Wrigley. "It’s
always fun when the wind is blowing out,” said Huck. "I have seen Burt Hooten’s no hitter, I saw a
23-22 game and two years ago I saw Zach Wheeler of the Mets get his first pro
start. I recently visited Wrigley again
with my Mom, who is also a big fan.”
Ron was kind enough to answer a few
questions for MSBL National regarding his recent induction as a 2015 MSBL Honor
Your name: Ron Huck
City or town of residence: Smyrna
GA – just outside of Atlanta GA
League name: West Metro Atlanta
MSBL – If you search WMAMSBL on Google –
we should be the first that shows up.
Town where league is based: Smyrna,
Where did you grow up? Chicago, IL
What do you do for a living? Financial Advisor
Family information: Wife Peggy of
15 years and two sons.
Describe your baseball resume: Started
in little league and played every year until about 19. Stopped playing baseball around 1980 and
played a little 12” softball for a couple of years. At least in Chicago there is a 16” softball
What is your greatest baseball moment, either watching or playing? Living in Chicago I went to a lot of Cub games
at Wrigley Field. It is always fun
when the wind is blowing out. I have seen a lot of great moments. Burt Hooten’s no hitter, a 23 to 22
game. All fun. Two years ago I watched Zach Wheeler of the Mets get his first pro start – 10 years ago I helped a friend coach a team with
Zach on the team and his father coaching too.I also had the chance to go to the Braves Fantasy camp and meet and play
with some of the Braves players.
When did you start playing for MSBL and how did you hear about it? In the fall of 2005 my friend invited me to play in the fall short
season. I was a little concerned not
playing for 25 years, but after watching a game I figured everyone was a little
older. I had a blast including pulling
both hamstrings in one game. But that is
just part of rookie MSBL baseball.
Do you still play? Yes – two to three times a week.
What team and age bracket? Two teams – weeknight – National’s 35+ and Saturday Morning G-Braves
What is the best thing about your league? The friends that bring friends into play. The new friends everyone makes. And the exercise that everyone gets. We have guys playing into their 70’s, players
that lost 100 just playing. It is
Do you participate in any MSBL national tournaments? I have not – but we do have a lot of players from Atlanta go to Florida.
Questions just for fun:
Who is your favorite player of all time and why? Roberto Clemente – It was in my growing up age – he do it all – Hit,
Throw, Field, Run. I would go when the
Pirates were in town playing the Cubs
Are there any additional personal comments you wish to add about your
playing or life thus far? I sent over a few pictures a couple of my playing. Peggy and I enjoy going to different sporting
events when traveling. A picture from
Boston. Also a picture a few years ago
with my Mom at Wrigley Field in front of Mr. Cub – Ernie Banks.
Are there any comments about MSBL you wish to share? I am thankful to Bruce Hollmuller for introducing me to MSBL and to Don
Etheridge for starting and founding the WMAMSBL league 11 years ago and doing
such a great job establishing a great league that guys enjoy.