Meet Patch's 'Commissioner of Baseball' — Yankees' Mark Teixeira

All-star first baseman will answer questions, post exclusive videos and share advice for young athletes in new, regular feature on Patch.

Good news, Cardinals' fans! There’s a high-priced, power-hitting, first baseman on the way.

Not to play for St. Louis, of course (We think Berkman and Allen Craig will be just fine). Instead, Patch users young and old can tap into the expertise of New York Yankees star Mark Teixeira, who has been named “Commissioner of Patch Baseball.”

Teixeira, a four-time Gold Glove winner and two-time All-Star, will interact with Patch users by regularly responding to questions, sharing baseball tips, and posting exclusive videos. Teixeira also will offer young athletes advice on how to stay in shape and why healthful eating is so important for optimal performance.

“I live in a Patch town now and I keep tabs on my original hometown via the Patch site there, so I’ve seen the ways that Patch supports its communities,” said Teixeira. “I’m excited to be a part of that by connecting with Patch users who have the same passion for baseball that I do. I’m eager to see what kinds of questions they toss my way!”

Teixeira is a career .281 hitter, according to baseball-reference.com. He has 314 homers, with eight seasons of more than 30. His best overall season was 2005 with the Texas Rangers, when he hit .301 with 44 homers and 144 RBI. Teixeira also finished second in the American League MVP voting in 2009 with the Yankees.

“Baseball is such an important part of so many of the communities we’re in — and if something’s important to our users, it’s important to Patch,” said Rachel Feddersen, Chief Content Officer at Patch. “Mark is a great representative of what Patch stands for. We’re thrilled to offer this exclusive opportunity for our communities’ baseball players, from little leaguers to college prospects, to interact with this World Series champion.”

We know baseball is big here, and that lots of Cardinals past and present have ties to Patch communities in St. Louis. is a graduate in . Andy Benes is the pitching coach at , and we know why some Cardinals were at

Consider this an open invitation to the guys with the 'Birds On The Bat'.


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