This is Deacon Jones in 1962 when he played for the Chicago White Sox. He played Major League Baseball for the Sox from 1962-1966. Deacon then went on to coach the Houston Astros ('76-'82) and the San Diego Padres ('84-'87). Jones is currently serving as the special assistant to the president for the Sugar Land Skeeters, a member of the independent Atlantic League of Professional Baseball.
And that is where I got to meet him at the Sugar Land Skeeters Minor League Baseball game where I performed the National Anthem. It is always a funny feeling when you meet a person who has accomplished so much in their life. I aspire to be an inspiration to others as Deacon Jones has been to so many.