West Chester, PA
We first saw him at the age of 7, disappointed that he didn’t win a medal at the Junior Nationals. (He had to wait 2 more years to claim the 12 & Under crown!) Then in 2004, he teamed with older brother David to capture the Boys 18 & Under title. You would think the future of Peter Hissey as a platform tennis player would be filled with lots more victories and medals. It seems, however, that we won’t be seeing as much of Pete on the court as in the past.
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A natural athlete who is also willing to work hard, Pete was offered a baseball scholarship to the University of Virginia, a premier college program. This past summer, however, after graduating from high school, Pete turned down that offer for a better one. The Boston Red Sox drafted him in the 4th round, and he began his professional baseball career in August.
Pete has been described by scouts as a “speedy centerfielder with nice range and solid fundamentals” as well as “gritty, smart and competitive.” The major leaguer he is compared to is former Yankee and Cincinnati Reds outfielder Paul O’Neill. Although he grew up a Phillies fan, there’s no doubt that Pete and his family are excited for him to join the Red Sox Nation. Perhaps his time on the paddle courts led to his great discipline at the plate, his understanding of teamwork and his “smooth quick swing”. Good luck, Pete!