“All the kids in Atlanta, all the kids in the state of Georgia, want an invitation to play with the East Cobb Yankees,” the elder Beckham said in a phone interview. “We had lunch with a coach and [Beavers], and they implied that Gordon wasn’t good enough to play for them, and that they might consider him. That was an interesting lunch. After that, Gordon was bound and determined to show them that he was good enough to be on that team.” Two summers later, Beckham was the MVP of the Connie Mack World Series. Both his father and his coach said he worked harder than anyone in those years to make himself the player he is today. …
August 6, 2009
Gordon Beckham wanted to play for the Yankees
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