ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Ken Giles is never too busy to stop by his former high school and share a story or two.
The Philadelphia Phillies pitcher spent Monday sharing stories and encouraging young Ravens baseball players.
“My job, my attitude, I always wanted to become the best,” said Giles. “I always wanted to be who I am today.”
Giles was able to live out a dream and turn away naysayers when he became a major league pitcher. He says the toughness he learned at Rio Grande helped him to make the journey. Giles was in a combined no hitter last season. He also had a 3 and 1 record and 1.18 earned run average.
“I tried so hard to get it back to a sub one,” said Giles.”I needed a couple of more outings. They were trying to cut back and protect me during the end of the season.”
Giles is hoping 2015 is even better.