Brian Bobinski could tell early on that his youngest brother, Ben, probably had been given more athletic genes than anybody in the family.
"I remember playing in the backyard, and he was 3, 4 years old, and a ball would get hit his way and he would just stick his hand up to catch it," said Brian, the oldest of six children. "You could recognize there was some natural athletic ability there."
But considering he was 16 years older than Ben and not sure of where his teaching career would take him, Brian couldn't foresee being there a lot when Ben got older to watch him play and use his talents. ...