Tec: Tell us a little about yourself.
Hawger: 51 years old. Originally from the midwest but have lived in SW Florida for 25 years now. Went to Illinois State for a couple of years but graduated from smaller hometown college. Was a CPA for years now I work for the Mrs. running the business side of her Vet Clinic. Avid St Louis Cardinals baseball fan. Married to the same woman for 24 years, no children.
Tec: Outside of Hardball Dynasty, what are some of your other interests and hobbies?
Hawger: Anything outdoors. Living in FL you have to enjoy the weather. Both me and wife ride Harleys. Love sports but haven't played any for quite some time. Jimmy Buffet fan but love old time rock n roll and reggae as well.
Hawger: Baseball. Swam competitively from age 10 through high school. A bit of volleyball.
Hawger: Baseball: Bob Gibson, Lou Brock and Pete Rose; Football: Jim Hart, Conrad Dobler, Dick Butkus and Kenny Stabler; Basketball: Pistol Pete Maravich
Tec: What has been your favorite real-life sports experience or memory?
Hawger: Growing up listening to baseball games on the radio with my grandmother.
Tec: What's been your most memorable non-sports experience in your life?
Hawger: Guess I will have to stick to the traditional. Getting married in Jamaica was pretty memorable.
Tec: If you were an HBD player, what position would you play and what would your ratings be?
Hawger: Weak hitting 2b or catcher. Never really catching but was fairly good at it. Of course with my torn up shoulders I wouldn't be able to throw anybody out these days.
Thank you hawger for participating in our latest Mantle World Owner interview, and good luck to you going onward.