Baseball Coach Is off to Belgium, but His Eye's on Australia
Diekemper, Lee, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
Byline: Lee Diekemper Daily Herald Correspondent
Pete Caliendo is an ambassador of sorts - a baseball ambassador.
In a few weeks, Caliendo will assume his duties as the national director of baseball development and coach of Belgium's national baseball team.
On the surface, his title sounds like one granted to a figurehead. But Caliendo's task is not simple. He will be responsible for overhauling Belgium's baseball program at every age level. Caliendo's ultimate goal is to produce an Olympic team for the 2000 games in Sydney.
"It may not be realistic to make the 2000 Olympics," Caliendo said. He is president, general manager and executive director of the Youth Pan-American Baseball Association, …
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Publication information: Article title: Baseball Coach Is off to Belgium, but His Eye's on Australia. Contributors: Diekemper, Lee - Author. Newspaper title: Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL). Publication date: January 30, 1997. Page number: 1. © 2009 Paddock Publications. COPYRIGHT 1997 Gale Group.
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