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Coach Holowaty: “Mike has a lot of potential and can hopefully step up this year and give himself and the team what we think he’s capable of doing.  Time will tell, but he has got a lot of ability and has worked very hard at conditioning his body.”

High School: Two-time Hartford Courant All-State pick and a second-team New Haven Register all-stater and a three-time all-conference pick… set the single-season strikeout record (104) and compiled a 20-9 career win-loss pitching record with a 1.24 career ERA…All-State honorable mention and all-conference pick in football…

PERSONAL: born Michael R. Tingley January 30, 1987…Major: Sport and Leisure Management…Career Plans: Coaching…Parents: Elaine and Robert…Residence: Vernon, CT...

Career Statistics Thru 2010

MIKE...REVEALED

 

Favorite activity other than sports: Spending time with my family

Best place for pizza: Papa Gino’s

Favorite actor: Denzel Washington

Most difficult aspect of college: Going to school as well as playing a sport

When you were young, favorite game to pass time on a car trip: I-Spy

Most difficult aspect of your sport: Controlling your mind

Best athlete (any level) of all time: Walter Payton

Sport requiring the most strength: Football

Favorite pro team: Yankees

Hardest thing you’ve ever done in your life: Rehabbing from Tommy John surgery

One thing you would like to do before you die: See the Coliseum in Rome

Greatest coach of all time: Phil Jackson

Your favorite moment of all time: Seeing my sister get married

Most embarrassing moment: Tripping going up the stairs in middle school

Favorite smell: Steak

Biggest crisis facing America: War

Biggest crisis facing the world: War

Who were you or who do you hope you were in your first life? Someone famous

Closest brush with greatness: Almost pitching a perfect game in high school

Your greatest thrill in sports: Winning

Most important invention or discovery in your lifetime: Cell phone

What would you like to get paid to do for a living? Play baseball

Most influential person in the world: Derek Jeter

Job you consider the hardest or worst to do for a living: Being a farmer

Favorite amusement park ride: Superman at Six Flags

Favorite amusement park food: Sausage and peppers

Hardest class at Eastern you have taken: Economics

A class you’ve taken that you’ll never need to use: Water and Society

Favorite Olympic sport to watch: Hockey or soccer

Greatest fear: Not living up to my potential

World’s most recognizable person: President Obama

Most dangerous animal: Lion

Superstitions: Always wearing long sleeves on my pitching arm

Pet Peeve: Two-out walks

Red Sox or Yankees: Yanks

Biggest waste of money: Drugs

Largest crowd you’ve ever been part of: 2009 regional tournament at Eastern

Longest you’ve ever gone without sleep: 2 ½ days

Best vacation of all time: Aruba

Chances of the U.S. winning the next World Cup: 60% (weak bracket)

 

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