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Tyler Flowers 04 Jersey Retired at BT

2004 BT alumni Tyler Flowers had his baseball jersey retired on January 2 during half-time of the boys’ basketball game. Tyler is currently playing catcher for the Chicago White Sox. Tyler’s jersey, the first BT uniform to be retired, is presently hanging in the school lobby.

Blessed Trinity’s head baseball coach, Andy Harlin, is very proud of his former player and delighted to see Tyler’s dreams come true.  “I can’t put into words what it felt like to see him step into the batter’s box for his 1st major league at bat in Wrigley Field.  It was surreal.  I jumped up so fast I got light-headed.  After all the hard work, he had made it.  We got to see his dream play out on TV.  There he was, in his White Sox uniform, against the Cubs at Wrigley, it doesn’t get any better than that,” beamed Coach Harlin.

“It takes you back to when he was a puppy playing here at BT. We are all so proud of him, and he deserves having his jersey hanging on the wall,” he said, adding “What makes it all so special is knowing what a great kid he is, and what a great family he has. Can’t wait for next year.”

Pictured (left to right) Dale Flowers, Kelly Flowers, Nancy Fiedler Flowers ‘04, Tyler Flowers ‘04, Head Baseball Coach Andy Harlin, Athletic Director Ricky Turner and Principal Frank Moore.