Written By - Lois Whitfield
We have recently learned that our very own police officer Adam Hartly is also a great star in the hall of fame of Baseball. Along big names such as Hank Aaron, Honus Wagner and Babe Ruth, we will have Adam ‘the Hare’ Hartly, one of the fastest players of all times.
His stats are as astonishing as the fact that he’s now hiding under the uniform of the APPD here in Aspyxiation Point. He was described as a man with a very calmed attitude while on the field; yet he was quick, always on his toes and very tactful.
It was also told that he had quite a strong arm, a quick reaction and quick footwork which gained him the nickname of “The hare”.
Today we had the pleasure of an exclusive interview with the man himself, and this is what he told us. His humble attitude towards it, makes the fact that he’s now part of the hall of fame much more interesting and appealing.
This is what he shared with us
Hello Adam, we have recently learned that you will enter the hall of fame of Baseball, yet it’s not well known for everyone in town that we have our very own celebrity.
So, we’d like to have a quick tour through your experience that led for the hall of fame to honor you with such an acknowledgment.
APT: What is the first memory you have related to baseball?
A.H: I was at the old Arlington Stadium with my Opa, who immigrated from Germany after defecting from the SS during World War I. The man loved his baseball and shared his love with me, since then I knew I wanted to play.
APT: How did you get into professional playing?
A.H: I started out in College playing for the University of Oklahoma, I was then scouted after my Freshman year and began playing then. So I took online courses.
APT: How long did you play for the Texas Rangers?
A.H: I played for about 3-4 years before I left to join the Military
APT: How was your experience with them?
A.H: I loved the team, I'd give anything to be back.
APT: What made you quit and become a police officer?
A.H: Once again, I joined the Military and served in Afghanistan. I ran a Pizza shop here for a bit but eventually it became more rewarding to serve and protect.
APH: Do you miss it?
A.H:Every single day of my life
APT: How do you feel about this “hall of fame” acknowledgment
A.H: There's so many great names out there, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Honus Wagner, I feel unworthy to be among them.
APT: What achievements earned you that title?
A.H: I had a reputation for being one of the fastest guys in baseball, I was known as "The Hare" predominantly. My quick reaction time and heavy hitting I guess would be that. And my tendency to steal bases and be a daredevil.
APT: Would you consider going back?
A.H: I would, but I don't know if I could leave this place. It's grown on me....
Thank you mister Hartly for taking the time of answering our questions, we extend a sincere congratulation on behalf of the whole staff at the AP times, and we are honored to have you with us in Asphyxiation Point.