Kevin Mahar Up Close

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    April 13, 2004

    Kevin Mahar Up Close

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    Senior Kevin Mahar is Indiana's starting leftfielder and has proved to be the Hoosiers' best power hitter in 2004. Mahar leads the Hoosiers with 11 home runs and a 0.736 slugging percentage. Not only do his 11 roundtrippers rank first (the next closest hitter has six) in the Big Ten, but his 0.37 home runs per game are 18th nationally. Mahar's slugging percentage also ranks 28th in the latest NCAA statistics. He also paces IU with a .393 batting average in Big Ten games while hitting .358 overall.

    Mahar, who hails from Midland, Mich., played at IU as a freshman before transferring to Lincoln Trail Junior College for his sophomore season. He returned to IU for the 2003 season. A general studies major, Mahar is one of eight senior captains on the Indiana baseball team. To learn more about Kevin off the field, read on...

    1. The best thing about playing baseball at Indiana is:
    My teammates

    2. The thing that impresses me most about the coaching staff is:
    Their intensity for the game

    3. I came to Indiana because:
    It was an opportunity to play D-1 baseball

    4. Who were you rooting for in this season’s MLB playoffs?
    No one

    5. What is the most memorable moment of your athletic career?
    Winning the state title my junior year of high school

    6. If you could trade places with anyone for a day, who would it be and why?
    Alex Rodriguez; because he’s the best player in MLB

    7. National League or American League?

    8. What position did you play on your first little league baseball team?

    9. Which other IU team is your favorite to watch?

    10. What advice would you give to a little kid who dreams of being a Division I baseball player?
    Work hard and never give up

    11. What hidden talent do you possess?
    I don’t have one

    12. What is something interesting that people don’t know about you?
    I have a dog

    13. Briefly explain any pregame ritual you have.
    I eat a sub from the Quickie Mart

    14. My hero growing up was:
    Chet Lemon

    15. What is your dream job?
    Major League Baseball player

    16. Do you have any family members who played a sport in college or professionally?
    My dad, Kevin, played football and baseball at Olivet College




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