CHARLESTON, WV. – (WOWK-TV) – Herd Baseball fans remember watching and rooting for Corey Bird, who was one of the best players in program history.
“Marshall helped me tremendously develop my body physically and develop my game offensively and defensively, Bird said.”
From Marshall, the Herbert Hoover product was drafted by the Miami Marlins in 2016 and has been in the franchise’s Minor League system ever since.
The Charleston native is trying to achieve his dream of cracking an MLB roster, reaching as high as Double-A Jacksonville last year.
“It’s time to produce and show what I have to help my team win games so I can get to Triple-A and hopefully the big leagues one day, Bird said.”
In 95 games with the Jumbo Shrimp — he posted 69 hits, 3 HR, and 29 RBIs. However, his favorite memory was last season was hitting a Grand Slam to give Jacksonville an 8-2 win over Mississippi.
“The 1-2, the slider is swung on and crushed, high deep to right field and this one is gone Corey Bird with a grand slam homer has doubled Jacksonville’s lead its now 8-nothing jumbo shrimp bottom of the 5th.”
The most bizarre thing about the COVID-19 outbreak for the outfielder is his future is still uncertain.
“My mom was actually asking me this morning, she thought Triple-A based on what she was reading, you have no idea where you’re going to end up, you just try and go to spring training with your body in shape and your baseball skills up to par where they were last year and do your best to try and make a team and help your team win, Bird said.”