At only 25, Alex Avila is already making his mark in the professional baseball world. The starting catcher for the Detroit Tigers played in the 2011 All-Star Game, and, later in the postseason, his team made it to the American League Championship Series.
This near miss of a World Series Championship came not too many years after Avila had indicated such a possibility to his father, Al, who is vice president and assistant general manager of the Tigers.
Al Avila was telling his son, who was in high school at the time, that he did not care whether he played baseball. He simply wanted him to be happy and would support him in whatever field he chose. His son chose the baseball field, and,...READ MORE