JNEWS: Alas, Tom [MC1988] passes his athletic talents

2017-May-06

http://www.thenortherner.com/sports/2017/05/05/watch-teammates-on-and-off-the-field-alas-brothers-get-opportunity-of-a-lifetime/

WATCH: Teammates on and off the field; Alas brothers get opportunity of a lifetime
Christopher Decker, Sports Editor
May 5, 2017

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When TJ Alas began his collegiate career at Eastern Kentucky University, he never believed he would be able to play with his younger brother Brendan.

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Baseball has been a way of life for the Alas’ since they were young. Their father, Tom, played college baseball and basketball at Manhattan College while their uncle played college baseball at Villanova.

Tom fostered a love for the game in his sons while coaching their teams as they grew up.

“If we weren’t playing baseball, we were watching baseball. We are a huge sports family overall so sports has just been everything for us,” Brendan said.

While traveling the country coaching hundreds of baseball games, Tom taught his sons the importance of hard work and dedication to the game.

“What he instilled in us was just that it doesn’t matter how good you are; you can control how much you work. He’s always been that motivator for us,” TJ said.

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Alas, Tom [MC????]

# – # – # – # – #  2017-May-06 @ 10:18

Dear John,

                 I believe that Tom is a member of the Class of 1988.

                               Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Alas, Tom [MC1988]

# – # – # – # – # 2017-May-06 @ 11:18

 

 

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