9/11 Home Run from the Other Side

Here is a story I wrote for The Tablet newspaper of the Diocese of Brooklyn, N.Y. We will always remember Mike Piazza’s “Healing Power of a Swing,” but it turns out the Braves’ pitcher that surrendered the home run, Steve Karsay, grew up just 15 minutes from Shea Stadium. Here’s what Karsay had to say about that whole experience. Originally published in The Tablet newspaper...
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September 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Coach's Corner '13: Lake County pitching coach Steve Karsay

It is time for another edition of “Coach's Corner” hear at the IBI, a monthly piece where Tony sits down with a coach in the Indians minor league system and really break down and discuss several players on the roster as well as some of the general philosophies they are teaching. He recently had a chance to sit down with Low-A Lake County pitching coach Steve Karsay and talked...
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May 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Karsay still helping Indians organization

By Tony LastoriaFOX Sports Ohio Back in 2006, pitcher Steve Karsay called it a career and retired after 16 years in baseball. He left a long career behind, including stints with six different organizations. His tenure was often interrupted by injuries, but he was one of the best relievers in the game when healthy. After time away from the everyday grind of the game, Karsay developed...
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May 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Baker is adjusting to the pros in first year after draft

Life after the draft changes considerably for a player, but Lake County Captains’ starter Dylan Baker knows that baseball is just a game. Baker, 21, was taken by the Cleveland Indians in the 5th round of the 2012 draft. The Alaska native attended Western Nevada Community College, where he went 13-0 with a 1.91 ERA and 126:46 K:BB ratio. Last season, Baker appeared in eight...
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May 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Royals pitcher faces 9/11 comparisons

In New York after 9/11, it was Steve Karsay. In Boston on Saturday, it could be Tim Collins. To play in one's hometown almost immediately after a terrorist attack - amid grief, anxiety and common purpose -- brings forth a unique set of emotions. To do so as an opposing player merely adds to the complexity. Karsay, who grew up in Queens, was the setup man for the Atlanta Braves...
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April 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Steve Karsay, Scott Erickson hired as minor league pitching coaches by Cleveland Indians

The Indians have just about completed their minor league player development staff for the 2012 season..
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