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Viburnum’s Poston Going Into MAC/Rotary Hall of Fame

(Park Hills) Viburnum’s Jerry Poston will be inducted into the St. Francois County Rotary and Mineral Area College Hall of Fame Saturday during the Rotary Shootout at the Bob Sechrest Fieldhouse in Park Hills. Poston was an All American catcher for the Cardinals in 1975. He tells us how he first caught coach Hal Laughary’s eye…

Poston says he used his time at MAC to work hard on his game…

Poston went to play at South Alabama where he led the NCAA in home runs as a senior…

Poston was drafted by his favorite pro baseball team…

Poston was released after two years in the minors due to a misunderstanding by the Cardinal’s GM. He says he was hurt so badly by the release that he quit baseball. He then went to work for the St. Joe Lead Company. He now lives in Carthage and has been a State Farm Insurance Agent for over 30 years.

Full interview with Jerry Poston

 


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