For first time, Anchorage camp to feature 3 MLB coaches
Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | Oct 5, 2019
The Professional Coaches Baseball Clinic in Anchorage was already Alaska’s only camp to feature Major League Baseball coaches.
Now it’s even better after adding a third MLB coach.
Two-time World Series champion Brent Strom along with hitting instructor Troy Snitker and pitching coach Bill Murphy of the AL West Division champion Houston Astros headline this year’s camp Nov. 22-24 at West High School.
The camp is for baseball players 9 to 18. Age groups are split into high school, middle school and youth.
Get a daily breakdown of each age group here: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eglre1mwa7158ffb&oseq=&c=&ch=
This is the first time in the 10-year history of the Professional Coaches Baseball Clinic that we've had three MLB coaches with the Astros at have in Anchorage at the same time to work with local players.
More coaches mean a more exclusive experience for campers.
No other baseball camp in Alaska gets you this close to the Big Leagues.
Pay $125 for all three days with early registration before Nov. 1.
Strom has been involved with the Professional Coaches Baseball Clinic since the beginning.
Strom brings a wealth of knowledge to Alaska as a two-time World Series winner as a coach with the Houston Astros in 2017 and St. Louis Cardinals in 2011. He also played five seasons in MLB from 1972 to 1977 with the New York Mets, Cleveland Indians and San Diego Padres.
Snitker and Murphy are also veterans of the Anchorage camp.
Snitker, the son of Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker, was added to the Astros Major League coaching staff as one of their hitting coaches in 2018.
Murphy finished his first season as Houston's minor league pitching coordinator and his fourth overall season with the organization.
This is a rare opportunity to rub elbows with MLB coaches and learn the game from elite professionals.
These are the guys shaping today's Big Leaguers from one of the game's most dominate teams.
The Professional Coaches Baseball Clinic is made possible by the Alliance for Support of American Legion Baseball in Alaska, a non-profit organization dedicated to the development of Alaska baseball players all over The Last Frontier.