For Huskies' Vavra, A Name is Just a Name

By KBJR News 1

August 8, 2013 Updated Aug 8, 2013 at 9:42 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Duluth Huskies infielder Trey Vavra has been living with expectations his entire baseball career, and a big part of that comes because his dad is Joe Vavra, third base coach of the Minnesota Twins.

"There's a lot of little things I always took for granted," Vavra said. "I spent a lot of time watching all those big league players or just watching how my dad conducts himself. A lot of people don't get that, so I try to take advantage of every opportunity I get."

He's done that this summer with Duluth, hitting .275 and ranking second on the team with 43 runs batted in and first with five home runs.

So his numbers are there, but Huskies manager Daniel Hersey says Vavra's attitude is also among the best on the team.

"If you didn't know who he was, you would not know his dad was a major league coach," Hersey said. "He's low-key. He goes about his business. He doesn't have an ego or anything like that."

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