May 2008

Tommy Davis visits the Academy

Outfielder/Designated Hitter

*Born: March 21, 1939 (1939-03-21) (age 69)

*Brooklyn, New York *Batted: Right Threw: Right

*MLB debut *September 22, 1959 *for the Los Angeles Dodgers

*Final game *October 2, 1976 *for the Kansas City Royals

Career statistics Batting average .294 Hits 2121 Runs batted in 1052 Teams Los Angeles Dodgers (1959-1966) New York Mets (1967) Chicago White Sox (1968) Seattle Pilots (1969) Houston Astros (1969-1970) Oakland Athletics (1970, 1971) Chicago Cubs (1970, 1972) Baltimore Orioles (1972-1975) California Angels (1976) Kansas City Royals (1976)

Career highlights and awards World Series champion: 1963 National League pennant: 1966 2-time National League All-Star National League batting champion: 1962, 1963 National League RBI champion: 1962 National League hits leader: 1962 1 200-hit season 1 season with 100+ RBI 1 season with 100+ runs scored


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The China National Baseball Team Visit Academy

The Chinese national baseball team is the national representative team of the People’s Republic of China.

Touring the Academy

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Eating Lunch

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Academy will be closed on Saturday May 17, 2008

Hello Everyone

There will be no activities going on on Saturday May 17, 2008. The Academy will be closed for the day.



To all the Moms–

We have the sign up sheets at the front office.

                       Help chaperone field trips 

                       Help distribute Academy information, apparel and equipment during events and/or instructional program

Once the applications have been turned in, we will call individuals to see if they are available to chaperone or help out during a particular event.

1.                     An Event Shirt or Apparel

If you have any questions, please let me know.



Astros Visit Urban Youth Academy Saturday May 10, 2008

Astros manager Cecil Cooper and his entire coaching staff took time out of a busy game day to visit the MLB Urban Youth Academy in Compton, Calif. Cooper and his staff were given a personal tour by Academy instructor Ken Landreaux, who played against Cooper in the 1970’s when both were in the American League.

This was the first time that Cooper had seen the two-year-old facility and was very impressed. Cooper and his staff took the time to chat with many of the young academy students.

Cooper says he will make it a point to come back to the academy when the Astros are in the Los Angeles area to play either the Dodgers or Angels. (we at the Academy would like to send a big “thank you” to Mr. Ben Platt, from MLB.COM for the pictures and the story)

Houston Astros’ Coaches Touring The Academy and Talking to our Future Major Leaguers



Softball Workout with Coach Lorenzo and Coach Kristen

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Spring Structional Program 


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Summer Session for 2008

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At the moment, we do not have scheduled dates for our summer programs.  Please keep checking our website and this blog for updates.

Thank you.


Umpire Clinic Monday May 5th, 2008

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Where: MLB Urban Youth Academy, 901 E. Artesia Blvd, Compton, CA 90221

Time: 6:00 PM

Learn the fundamentals of umpiring

Contact me if you have any questions or if you would like to attend:

310-763-3479 Ext. 0



Practice for Spring Instructional Saturday May 3rd, 2008

Sorry folks, Spring Instructional/games have been cancelled for Saturday May 3rd, 2008. 

See you guys the following week.

Thank you.

If you have any questions, please contact me.