Botello, Thomas 2000-09-29

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General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Thomas Botello

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Date: September 29, 2000

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Daniel Sanchez

Length: 00:54:23


Little League Baseball, First exposure, Saw them play while on the job, Got in as a coach, Baseball career, Origin of the Northern Little League in Lubbock, Texas, Individuals involved in building the park, Coaching Pony League, Career, Northern Pony League, Played for Industrial League, Northwest Little League, Issues, Boundary rules, No obvious discrimination, Inter-league games, Played in all-star, Coaching strategies, Learned from his coaches, Sketches, Initial years didn’t have to teach, Develop attitude towards winning, Gaining others’ respect, Psychology, Issues with modern kids, Play everybody, Success stories, Behavioral changes in the kids, Recollections of the good players, No one played at the college level, Experience coaching a team before retiring, In charge of pitchers, Won the season, Playing for Industrial League, Competitive atmosphere, Lubbock Aztec team, Lubbock-Abernathy Colts, Salvador Rivera the Colts’ team manager approached him to coach, The 1967 Texas State National Baseball Congress tournament, Never practiced before the game, Psychological boosting, The “Cinderella Colts” finished runner-up in the state tournament, All-Stars, Edinburg Teams’ professional ties, Education at Texas Tech University, Bobby Cavazos, Interview Ended

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