CLEAR SPRING - During Elrod Hendricks' eight years in the minor leagues, he was cut twice. But he never gave up on his dream of playing major league baseball.
Through hard work and determination, Hendricks was rewarded with a long career as a player and coach. Hendricks, a catcher, played in the majors from 1968 to 1979, most of that time with the Baltimore Orioles. He has been the Orioles' bullpen coach since 1977. During the first two years he was a player-coach.
Speaking to eighth-graders at Clear Spring Middle School on Monday, Hendricks stressed hard work, a good education and a never-give-up attitude.