Natasha Lindsey wanted to be a good softball player. Her mom remembers her daughter growing up at the baseball field very well.
“Tasha has always had a knack for quickly understanding sports. Her dad is a former semi-pro baseball catcher, so I think he passed down his love of the game. I remember when she was seven years old and her dad was coaching her brother’s Little League Team, she asked, ‘Mommy, how many feet is there between each base?’ I remember thinking, ‘What seven year old girl wants to know that?’! Most girls were playing dolls, while Tasha was on the sidelines watching her brother’s baseball practice!”
But, in terms of a sport that requires strength to drive through a ball, Natasha was a bit on the small side.
“When she was born she was only 17 inches long and weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces. She quickly gained A LOT of weight and was so chubby that she had fat rolls on her arms and legs! To bath her, I had to fold back the rolls and the wash cloth would find lint that had collected while she was crawling around during the day. To see her today, you would have never thought she was a chubby baby.”