Mike Meggers left a lasting legacy on the UMHB Baseball program during his two years in Belton, leading the Crusaders to the 1992 NAIA World Series, leading the nation in home runs in ‘92, and earning All-America honors that same season. For good measure, he was also the NAIA Player of the Year his senior season, the same year that UMHB posted its runner-up finish at the national tournament.
Days after his college career with The Cru concluded, the Oakland native arrived in Billings, Montana, to begin his pro career. Drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 8th Round of that year’s MLB June Amateur Draft, Meggers played 10 professional seasons for 17 different teams, including teams in Mexico and Canada. A first baseman and outfielder, Meggers hit .251 in his career, with 201 homers and 623 RBIs.
He now lives in his home state of California, and continues to stay involved with the sport through coaching high schoolers in the city of Rocklin, California, which has produced a number of talented players over the last several years. Included in that group is his son, Chase, who is a sophomore catcher at the University of Oregon.
Meggers recently caught up with True To The Cru’s Riley Zayas to discuss all of that and more. Listen now to this great conversation! If you have any recommendations for future guests on the True To The Cru Podcast, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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