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Chism Glad To Be Where He Is

SAVANNAH, GA - Sand Gnats lefty reliever T.J. Chism has proven effective in his first year pitching in the closer's role. Approaching a 20 save season, Chism has already been named to the South Atlantic League All Star Team.

T.J. Chism has taken an unconventional path to being an effective reliever in the low minors. At La Salle University [where he hit .310 with 11 homers his junior year] he was a first baseman. But he knew his future in baseball was on the mound. "I'm a smaller guy for a first baseman and I knew I was never going to hit 35 homers in the majors or anything," Chism admitted. With his smaller...

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