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The Trosky name has been a main stay in baseball for over 75 years, beginning with grandpa Hal Trosky, an 11 year MLB veteran. The first 6 years of his career, Hal Trosky is ranked in baseball history books in the top 20 of best all-time players. The Trosky lineage has a total of 4 major leaguers and 4 minor leaguers. “When we started Trosky Baseball over 15 years ago, our goal was to not only develop the skills and talent of amateur players but more importantly to develop the 6th tool, a player’s character, and mental makeup. The 5 physical tools can be measured by tape measures, stop-watches, statistics and radar guns. The 6th tool is measured by how a player responds when things go wrong, what they do when no one is looking, what they do when they don’t feel like doing something, and how they compete regardless of how they feel the situation or circumstance. The 6th Tool is the great separator, ultimately determining the destiny and success of every player both on and off the field.” Coach Trosky’s unique approach to coaching focuses on the development of the 6th Tool. The good news is, is that players of all ages and skill levels can become 6th Tool players and coach Trosky is in the business of developing them.

The goal of the fund is to provide support for college-bound baseball players who demonstrate an exceptional strength of character—a quality that Beach City Baseball Academy founder, Richard Murad, says is called the “sixth tool.” “Every player knows that they need to have key tools to get the attention of college coaches and recruiters. Hitting hard and strategically, fielding intuitively, throwing with strength and running faster than everyone else is the skills often referred to as the five tools of baseball. But there is a sixth tool that is vastly more important. That tool is character—and it’s always a deciding factor when scouts are looking for serious players with the potential to grow.

At Beach City Baseball Academy, the sixth tool has always been our number one educational priority and that is why we are proud to offer this scholarship to support players who embody their value.” Beach City Baseball Academy’s mission is to instill the sixth tool to all the student-athletes that pass through its doors. To promote its mission, it will provide a $5,000 supplemental financial assistance package to a deserving incoming college freshman who is part of his school’s baseball program. This community-based scholarship is available each calendar year to one student who lives within a California of the Academy’s campus.

Murad says, “Players with a firm grasp on the sixth tool are easy to spot because they are the kind of kids that do the right thing at all times and in all circumstances, whether or not anyone is watching. They’re working hard and treating teammates, coaches, and parents with respect. The impact of character on a person’s ultimate success in life lasts forever, long after the contribution of speed; power and agility fade to nothing.”