Tony Womack’s Top Three MLB Moments – Class Act Sports Exclusive
Tony Womack was a speedster on the basepaths, and now that he has retired, he hasn’t slowed down a bit. The 15-year veteran and former all-star still finds time to help out those in need.
Womack said exclusively to Class Act Sports, speaking at Brian Jordan’s Celebrity Golf Classic in Atlanta, Georgia in October,
“We’re brothers. We both have a heart for kids. For me, I’d do anything for him and his kids whether it’s his personally or his organization. It’s a big thing for me.”
Jordan’s Foundation, ‘The Brian Jordan Foundation’ aims to help children grow and be successful by doing things the right way. And Womack also has his own foundation, ‘The Stealing Hearts Foundation’. Established by Tony and his wife in 2009, it helps to educate children and teach them to read. Giving back is something Womack feels inclined to do.
“Growing up, I had no one like me to teach me the ropes or how to be a professional or get an education. I think it’s very important to do that because it’s time for me to give back to these kids. There’s more to life than sports. If I can help one kid out of 25, I think I am here for a reason.”
Despite not playing since the 2006 season, Womack still watches the game and was rooting for one of his former teams in the 2011 World Series.
“I’m pulling for the Cardinals because I played for them. We lost in 2004. Boston beat us in four straight. Albert [Pujols] and Tony [Larussa] were good to me.”
Womack, a second baseman, played for seven different teams in his 15-year career and had 363 stolen bases- including a career-high and Major League best 72 in 1999. He had many memorable moments during his career, but told Class Act Sports his top three.
“Number one is Fathers Day 2001. I hit a grand slam. I lost my dad April 2001- three days after his birthday. Number two was the World Series [winning it in 2001 after beating the Yankees in seven games] for me. And number three was when I signed with the Pirates because I was told I’m not big enough and strong enough to play and I played 15 years. Not necessarily in that order but those are the three moments because it changed me. I made a lot of people eat their words,” Womack said.
When he’s not helping out with charity work, Womack likes to relax with his family, and get on the links.
“Being at home with my wife and kids. And working out on my golf game,” he said.