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Mickey Brantley To Conduct Hitting Clinic at Hudson Valley

CONTACT: Jeff Foley (518) 629-8085 or Sarah Boggess (518) 629-8071
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, January 24, 2001

Mickey Brantley of the New York Mets will conduct a hitting clinic at Hudson Valley Community College's McDonough Complex on Sunday, February 11. Brantley, a Catskill native who serves as coordinator of minor league hitting instruction for the Mets, will be at Hudson Valley from 5 until 9 p.m. Brantley will be available to talk to the press from 4:30 until 5 p.m.

At the Hudson Valley clinic, Brantley will work with approximately 100 local children, ages 8 through 18. The cost is $40 per person. All interested parties should contact Hudson Valley baseball coach Tom Reinisch at (518) 274-3768.

Brantley is a 1979 graduate of Catskill High School. He played for Columbia-Greene Community College for one season, and also attended Coastal Carolina College. Brantley participated in 302 major-league games for the Seattle Mariners. From 1986 to 1989, he hit .259 with 32 home runs and 125 RBI.

Hudson Valley Community College, located in Troy, offers more than 50 degree and certificate programs in four academic divisions; Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Liberal Arts and Sciences. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, Hudson Valley Community College has an enrollment of more than 9,000 students each year, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and worker retraining.