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Meet The Express: Jose Vizcaino, Jr.


Eau Claire (WQOW) -- Jose Vizcaino, Jr., who homered in his Express debut, Sunday, is the son of former major leaguer Jose Vizcaino, who played seventeen years in the bigs.

Vizcaino, Jr. says his father never pushed him into baseball, but was always available for advice about the game. 

"As I grew up, I started knowing I was developing some talent and knowing I could go somewhere in baseball, I started using him a lot more."

As a youngster, Vizcaino, Jr. spent a fair amount of time around major league clubhouses.

"I was young but I knew what it took because I see all the hard work that he put in and kind of was around all these successful baseball players, seeing the do's and don't's, how to act and stuff like that, but as far as on the field, he helped me, obviously with infield, and approach, and really the mental game."

Vizcaino, Jr., says he plans to use some of the lessons his father shared with him during this summer in the Northwoods League. 

"He taught me all about discipline just because he grew up in the Dominican Republic, pretty poor, and so he always kept me grateful and humble and stuff."

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