A Story of Triumph and True Love: A Boy and Baseball
BISMARCK, ND – The Bismarck Larks will welcome Brett Lindsey as a new hitting coach for the 2018 Season.
“I love that no matter what team is playing, no matter what two teams are on the field, any team can win on any given day,” Lindsey said when questioned on his passion for baseball.
Lindsey is a Minnesota native. Throughout high school he was recruited by colleges nationwide. It was during this time, Lindsey was seriously injured in a life altering car accident at the end of his junior year. Lindsey suffered a brain bleed, shattered femur, fractures in his pelvis and left him in a coma. He was told by doctors he may not ever walk again, let alone play baseball. Despite the news, it was Lindsey’s love of the game that fueled his recovery. After extensive physical therapy, Lindsey returned and played his senior year of high school baseball.
“I am thrilled to have Lindsey on staff with us this summer,” said Bismarck Larks Head Coach, Sean Repay. “Not only is he a very knowledgeable baseball guy, but his story is one that is very inspiring. He will be such a positive and motivational voice for this roster this summer. I couldn’t be happier to have Lindsey as the hitting coach for the Larks.”
Lindsey is currently a Graduate Assistant Coach for the Alabama A&M University baseball team. His responsibilities include working with hitters, infield coach, first base coach and maintenance of the field. He is completing his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Logistics and Supply Chain Management.
“I really do baseball 24/7,” Lindsey told us when we asked what he likes to do with his downtime. “People want to know if I camp or fish. Really, I just like baseball.”
“So, baseball is your true love?” We asked Lindsey. “Outside of family,” he said. “Yes.”
Before he arrives this May, meet the Lindsey for yourself here.
The Bismarck Larks are a proud affiliate of the Northwoods League, the proven leader in development of elite college baseball players. The Larks mission is to use FUN to make a difference in the lives of our families, businesses, players, and communities we serve. This is accomplished with a commitment to putting fans first and providing high quality family entertainment at affordable prices. In 2017, the Larks sold out 27 of their 36 home games in Bismarck Municipal Ballpark, home of Dakota Community Bank and Trust Field, and were named the Northwoods League’s Organization of the Year.
The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Entering its 25th anniversary season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 20 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, more than 185 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET) and Curtis Granderson (TOR). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. For more information, visit www.northwoodsleague.com or download the Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play.