Our fifth installment of the Renegade report features Tim Syphers talking with Shayne Cantan who many know as Hawaiian Punch around the league. Shayne joined the Renegades in the 2009 season after moving to Boston from Hawaii. We lucked out when we found him in the oddest of ways (listen to the podcast to hear how he found beep baseball). Shayne played a ton of sports in High school including High School Football. He played football as a blind person against all sighted opponents. He never lacked heart…but his team never won a game in the 4 years he played. The most winning team he had ever been a part of was the Boston Renegades. Shayne comes from a giant family and has two other brothers who have the same eye disease as he does. He is part of the only brother combination to play on the Renegades as he and his brother Justen played together from 2009-2011. Shayne holds the Renegade record for most runs scored and highest batting average in a season with 50 runs and a .617 batting average in 2010.
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Episode 4 – Jason Lenicheck one of the long time volunteers with the Renegades. Ace has been with the team since 2004 and has helped shape the culture of the Renegades and coached all facets of the game including hitting and as a defensive caller.
Episode 3 – Christian Thaxton, The rookie sensation from 2015 who took the league by storm and made an all-star team as a rookie
Episode 2 – Larry Haile, the All-time Renegade leader in runs scored and one of the most amazing visually impaired people you will ever meet
Episode 1 – Guy Zuccarello, a former defensive MVP of the World Series and one of the leaders of the Renegades