Lance Berkman is my idol. In my opinion he is one of the greatest baseball players of all time. He played for the Houston Astros, Texas Rangers, St. Louis Cardinals, and New York Yankees. He has the most home runs by a switch hitter in Major League Baseball History. A switch hitter is someone who can hit from the right and left side of the plate. Berkman was well known for being a class act and a stand up gut in the Houston community. He now coaches for a baseball team in Houston, which is a branch off of my Major Kinesiology. Kinesiology is a huge, broad field you can do so many things off of this major, such as, Coach, ...view middle of the document...
In 2013, Berkman purchased a fire truck and had it driven by the City of Arlington. He then donated it to the City of West, Texas, in the tragedy of the West Fertilizer Company explosion that took place earlier in the year. The fire truck is white with a red cross on the doors and the name Lance over the cross with his number 27 encircled within the cross.
In 2009, Berkman stated that after his major league career he would like to coach baseball at the University of Texas at Austin even though he attended Rice University. Since he didn't finish his degree at Rice, he would need to return to school and complete three more semesters to earn a Kinesiology degree with a minor in sports management. With Berkman's retirement in 2014, however, it is at his alma mater, Rice, that the former Owl has spent time assisting young hitters. Rice Coach Wayne Graham has made clear that Rice would be interested stating that “it sounds like he wants to coach. Hopefully at one time or another it will be here. We’ll manage to always find a place for him.” So, Berkman went on to coach at Clear Falls High School waiting to get a call from Rice.
Berkman has coach at Clear Falls High School for 2 years now and they have only lost 3 games in that time. Two of those losses were in the Texas High School Baseball Playoffs. Which is quite the accomplishment when you come out of the District 24-6A. 24-6A is one of the best football and baseball districts in Texas. In my own opinion, it is the best, but that’s besides the matter. I have always looked up to Lance Berkman. Ever since I was a kid he has been my favorite sports player. To this day you can ask my parents and they will tell you Lance Berkman. So, for him to coach in my district and for me to play against him and his baseball team twice a year was serial to me.