It’s a bit surprising that Robert Stassi turned his attention to golf during those formative years when baseball was all around.
His grandfather, father and uncle all excelled at America’s pastime, and while Stassi played high school baseball, it was golf that won the tug of war for his services.
“Growing up in a baseball family, golf was secondary,” said Stassi, who was hired this past spring as a golf instructor at Eagle Point Golf Club. “But we played a lot of golf also.”
How big was baseball to the family?
Stassi’s father’s uncle, Myril Hoag, played 14 years in the major leagues, including seven seasons with the New York Yankees and four of those with Babe Ruth. [CONTINUE READING]