Chief Noc-A-Homa, free baseball clinic set for Saturday

The 2nd Annual MLB Players Alumni Association Legends for Youth Baseball Clinic hosted by the Ty Cobb Museum will be held at the Emmanuel College baseball field Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

While there will be former major leaguers on the field teaching area youth baseball fundamentals, this year’s clinic features a very special off-the-field guest.

Levi Walker Jr., better known to Braves fans as Chief Noc-A-Homa, will be at the clinic. The Chief was the first and most famous of the Atlanta Braves mascots, serving from 1969-1985.

Along with taking part in pre-clinic ceremonies, the Chief will also be available for photos as well.

Former major league baseball players will also be on hand to teach youth the fundamentals of baseball. Youth must be between 6-16 years old in order to participate and a guardian must register for youth under 13 years old.

Major leaguers scheduled to participate are pitcher Craig Skok and outfielder Terry Harper from the Atlanta Braves, pitcher Doug Simmons from the New York Mets, pitcher Marc Pisciotta from the Chicago Cubs, infielder Rich Dauer from the Baltimore Orioles, utility player Chris Carter from the Houston Astros and first baseman Greg Wells of the Toronto Blue Jays.

Those participating are asked to arrive 25 minutes early and bring sneakers or cleats with them as well as a bat, glove and water.

A coaches clinic will also be held at the Ty Cobb Museum from 3-5 p.m. This clinic is open to any youth baseball coach.

The coaches clinic features tips on coaching hitting, fielding, pitching and catching as well as how to plan practices.

To register, go to baseballalumni.com.

Legends for Youth is a charitable program running over 250 events per year nationwide, with the mission of promoting the game of baseball to America’s youth using positive sports images and personalities.