Originally posted on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 1/23/14
The Rasmus family name is quickly becoming one synonymous with baseball not only in Russell County but all over North America. The Rasmus baseball journey began in 1986 when Anthony (Tony) Rasmus was drafted in the 10th round, 252nd overall by the California Angels. Rasmus would play 114 games scattered between 3 minor league seasons for the halos before calling it a career in 1998. The elder Rasmus has been the head coach of the Russell County High School baseball team since taking over the helm in 2001. Rasmus led the Warriors to a State and National Championship in 2005 and the school recently renamed the ball park the “Tony Rasmus Field” in recognition of his hard-work and dedication to the baseball program and it’s players. Since his tenure with the school Rasmus has groomed 3 players that were selected in the 1st round of the MLB Amateur draft directly from his program, two of the players were his sons Cory and Colby Rasmus. The third was left handed pitcher Kasey Kiker taken ...
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