Toledoan Returns to Home Plate

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David Short, Jase Bowen, Mace Short, and Maely Short

David Short is a Toledo, Ohio native who went on to professional baseball and yet, returned to his hometown.  David is a Rogers High School graduate and lettered athlete.  He played ball at Owens Community College for one year before going to the Minor Leagues.  He was with the Rome Braves, an affiliate of the Atlanta Braves for one year.  A shoulder injury closed the door on his professional career, but opened the window of opportunities for him and others back in Toledo.  He started with coaching at three local high schools before settling at Central Catholic.  The local opportunities presented due to his memorable Toledo resume.  Currently he coaches Boys Varsity Baseball, as well as Junior Varsity Basketball for Central Catholic.

He also coaches his two children!  He coaches his daughter’s Kindergarten coach pitch team and helps his three year old son’s T-Ball team at the YMCA.

When asking David what he missed about the professional baseball he remembers the competitive spirits and traveling around the world.  The hot bus rides are even a part of his memories.  He also recalls a memory of himself, at eleven years old going into a Burger King in Puerto Rico trying to order off a Spanish menu.  Little did he know he would “have it his way”and make baseball a part of his legacy.  He also has instilled mentoring as part of his legacy such as with the opportunity to coach Jase Bowen (pictured together below), the newly drafted major league player.

His advice would be to do your best 100% of the time because you never know who is watching.
David, Mace, and Maely Short

As the saying goes, behind every successful man there is a woman.  David credits his wife Lindsey as the mold that keeps everything together.  He would not be able to coach without her.  The passion that both of their kids were born with is amazing, he states.  He loves watching them love what he too loves, baseball!  He can’t wait to watch them continue to play as they get older.

As June commemorates Fathers, I thought it would be appropriate to commemorate a Dad who values his time helping others.

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