“You see, while he was growing up through the game of baseball, Matt and I never once discussed making it to the big leagues. We continually kept our eyes on a much smaller prize: getting to the next level. For the two of us, it was all about the climb, one step at a time.”

                  -Tom Duffy, “A Father, a Son, and a Dream”

Here’s a really nice article written by the father of Giants’ third baseman Matt Duffy. Lucky enough for Matt and the rest of us, his father documented Matt’s entire baseball career. He has some pretty good advice for dads of baseball players, too.

If you like this, The Player’s Tribune is a website founded by Derek Jeter based on first-person stories from athletes. Check it out!

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