Sports Spotlight - West Orange Times & Observer: Jackson Mosbach

Jackson Mosbach hit his first-ever home run at Winter Garden Little League recently.

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Jackson Mosbach, 12, started the fall ball season at Winter Garden Little League with a bang — Mosbach hit his first-ever home run in the fall season’s opening game for his Yankees. The community at Winter Garden Little League is now on notice to keep an eye out for this talented switch-hitter.


How did that first home run feel off your bat, and what was it like when you saw it clear the fence?

As soon as it came off my bat, I already knew it was going to be a home run, I could feel it. Then, as soon as it went over the fence, I started smiling — I was excited.


How did you get started playing baseball and for how long have you been playing?

I’ve been playing almost all my life. I started playing baseball because of my brothers — I wanted to be like my older brother (Bryant Mosbach), who’s a good catcher.


Which position is your favorite?

Catching, because I want to be like my older brother, Bryant. He’s such a good catcher. He’s an inspiration for me.


What team is your favorite and who is your favorite player?

My favorite team is the New York Yankees and my favorite player is Derek Jeter. My family is a Yankees family.

What’s the best baseball-related advice you have received?

The best tip would have to be, “Don’t swing for home runs — just swing to hit the ball.”


What’s your favorite subject in school?

Math. I like math because it’s a little bit hard and easy.


What’s the most interesting thing you’ve learned in school this fall?

Probably Spanish, because it’s learning a new language. It’s pretty cool.


What’s your non-sports related dream job?

Probably to serve in the Army. I want to join the Army, because I’d like to represent my country.


How are you most likely to spend a rainy Saturday afternoon where you cannot go outside?

I’d probably watch a movie with my family, my sister and my older brother, I’d ask them what they want to watch.


And what is one movie that, no matter how many times you have seen it, you can always re-watch?

“Cars.” That’s my favorite movie.


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