A Life-Long Dream Manifesting for Two Black College Baseball CoachesJanuary 20, 2022
Marcus Smith and James Cooper Stepping into Their Dreams
Growing up in College Park, Georgia, Marcus Smith enjoyed playing baseball. It was a sport he excelled in, playing out of Old National Park from age six to fourteen. He earned an athletic scholarship to Albany State University, his mom’s alma mater. Like anyone who has ever played baseball as a kid, the thoughts of a professional career floated through Smith’s head.