PLAYING BASEBALL FOR LIFE:
Jim grew up when baseball was THE game around the World.
Long before numerous other sports took center stage. Baseball was played in neighborhood backyards to schools’ playing fields, to little leagues; baseball was on the mind of most kids in America. And many kids dreamed of becoming a Major League Player, SOMEDAY.
Jim Lefebvre realized that dream as he was scouted and picked up by his hometown team, the Los Angeles Dodgers. In 1965 Jim was voted Nation League Rookie of the Year and helped propel the LA Dodgers to the World Series Championship. In 1966 he was voted to the All Star team, he played 8 seasons with the LA Dodgers.
Jim finished his playing career with 5 years as a Lotte Orion, in Japan. Still today, he holds the record for he most played American in Japanese history and the first player ever to be on TWO championship teams in both, the MLB and in Japan.
His love of baseball continued through his life with coaching and managing, La Dodgers, Seattle Mariners, Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers. He worked with the San Francisco Giants, Director of minor league farm system. However his greatest challenge of all was managing and building the Chinese baseball team for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. CHINA DREAM – Jim’s experience’s with the Chinese baseball team and bringing TWO cultures together, is currently being made into a feature film!
Jim Lefebvre still continues to teach and train baseball players. His latest development is called “Advanced Skilled Training Techniques” soon to be released in a DVD. He teaches camps and clinics all over the world, TIME TESTED core training drills, guaranteed to increase accuracy, exit and ball speed.