Reflecting on his years at Whitman-Hanson (Mass.) High School, Dana LeVangie remembers being "OK at baseball." His grades? "They weren’t great," LeVangie admitted.
But the one thing he always did was grind it out. It is a trait that served LeVangie well as a teenager and ultimately helped him forge a long-lasting career with his hometown Red Sox that would have been hard to imagine back in those days.
Remarkably, LeVangie is about to embark on his 28th consecutive season with the Red Sox, a journey that started when he was a minor-league player and one that has taken many different turns from there. After years of serving in background roles, and away from the limelight, you will hear a lot more about LeVangie going forward.
He now is the pitching coach for the Boston Red Sox, and thrilled about it.