Aidan Kane ‘20 talks about Lawrenceville’s boys’ varsity team baseball team, his love of the New York Yankees, and what pro player he tries to emulate.
Natalia Ibarra: How did you start playing baseball?
Aidan Kane: Growing up, baseball was a big part of my life. My dad [English Master Ron Kane ‘83] played his whole life. He played in high school, here at Lawrenceville, and later in college. I got into baseball at a young age and it stuck with me ever since.
NI: Has your father given you any coaching or advice about playing baseball?
AK: My father gave me advice when I was growing up and, to this day, continues to do so. He has always been so supportive of me and has helped me become the player I am today. Although I may not always listen to his advice, I know he is just trying to help me out and make me a better player.
NI: What do you feel are your strengths as a player?
AK: I feel like a strength of mine is that I have a strong arm, which is good for playing third base, to get the ball across the diamond.
NI: What’s your favorite part of playing on Lawrenceville’s team?
AK: We are having a tough season, but the team is full of great guys and we all have a lot of fun. Practices are fun and, even when we are losing, we always make the games fun and give it our best effort. It is just a great group of guys, which make playing for this team really awesome.
NI: Do you hope to play baseball in college?
AK: At the moment, I am not looking to play baseball in college, but if the opportunity came around I would love to. I am coming up on my last season of high school baseball and am focusing on making it a great one and doing everything I can to improve in the offseason. I love the game and to continue it in college would be amazing.
NI: What's your favorite baseball team? Is there a major league player that you try to emulate?
AK: My favorite baseball team is the New York Yankees. Have and always will be a Yankee fan. Although I'm a Yankees fan, my favorite major league baseball player is Javier Baez, of the Chicago Cubs. He is a great fielder and is very versatile, by playing different positions. In a way, I do try to play like him, with confidence, leadership, and my best effort.
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