There was a point in time that I thought I wasnt going to make it

Here is a very nice article on Jeremy Jeffress in The Gazette-Virginian, his hometown newspaper.

Jeremy Jeffress lauded for completing a major step in baseball career

Jeremy Jeffress’ right hand got a big workout Thursday night.

It wasn’t from firing 100-mph fastballs, but rather from shaking hands and signing autographs.

Surrounded
by family, church members and close friends that have helped him
throughout his life, Jeffress was all smiles as he circulated among the
gathering during an informal meal at a local restaurant.


He autographed baseballs and photos, posed for pictures and shook a countless number of hands.

On Friday morning, South Boston Mayor Carroll Thackston presented him an Adjutant General’s Medal for excellence and leadership.

It
was quite a homecoming for Jeffress, who picked up his first career
Major League Baseball pitching victory Sept. 24 while pitching in a
relief roles for the Milwaukee Brewers.


“I’m so glad to see the
people that came out, see the people who have supported me through all
of the things I’ve been through,” Jeffress said.


“There was a
point in time that I thought I wasn’t going to make it. I’m so gratified
for everybody that has stuck behind me, and for all of the prayers,
phone calls and text messages. I thank them from the bottom of my
heart.”

This is why I believe that Jeffress is going to make it.  Here is another:

Having been with the Brewers for a little over a month has given
Jeffress a good deal of insight into what is expected of a player when
he makes it to the Major League club.

“During September, I was able to see everything I needed to see,” said Jeffress.

“I
know that from now on, I have to work to stay there. I know the level I
have to be able to perform at. I know I have to work hard and do
whatever it is they want me to do in order to stay there.”

Go ahead and read it all.

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