Baseball’s Efforts in China
By: Crystal Ge
None of Ban Johnson’s fans were at a recent Ban
Johnson summer league. It was a routine that needed a
fast race a very fast one.
This all started when the DJ’s High School coach
was 7,000 miles away in Nanjing, China. Which was
blasting out with pride.
“That was the best!” said Chang a Chinese person
who grew up in America. He was focusing on the main
thing for us kids strategies because when a kid comes to
us the kid will be bad.
Chang is a manager of a baseball operations for a
The recruiters were initially impressed by DJ’s foot
speed plus throwing accuracy, a skill he attributes to
hurling rocks at domestic yaks to encourage them to stop
Unsurprisingly, DJ says basketball, soccer, tennis
and table tennis would likely be his playing choices had
baseball not come calling. He graduated from the
development center’s high school program in Nanjing,
where he was coached by Chang. After Thanksgiving, he
was awarded a full scholarship to play baseball for
Rockhurst University, a division II school at Kansas City.