This archived article was written by: Brianna Johnson
Playing baseball since the age of three, “it’s fun and comes natural,” Chad Himmer – College of Eastern Utah’s men’s baseball team’s first basemen – is from Riverton, Utah, where he attended Riverton High School.
Himmer found CEU because he had a buddy who pitched for the team and attended classes the day after he came home from his mission.
What Himmer believes sets him apart from other players is his mindset that “you can’t succeed at everything, you are going to fail, so when you do fail, learn from your mistakes and get better.”
When asked his opinion of his coaches, Himmer said that the coaches want the players to succeed and to achieve their highest potential they can.
Himmer’s role model is his dad. He knows that there is only one game his dad missed, and it just happened to be the one in which Himmer hit a home run. His dad has been to every single game at CEU. “I feel lucky to have someone like him to look up to,” Himmer fondly states.
“If you’re not having fun playing baseball, there’s something wrong with you,” is something Himmer firmly believes.
Himmer’s best memory is of a time when he was eight years old. He was playing on the allstar team, and when the season began, his team was undefeated. They beat each opposing team by eight runs at least. They went on to win the state championship.
He would like to “play until they make me hang up my spikes.” He would play for “anywhere that’ll take me” because he would just like to be worry-free in the financial department.
Himmer is planning on becoming a dentist though, so he will be prepared if he doesn’t make it into the big leagues.
“It’s fine, it’s a place to live, I’ve seen smaller towns,” was Himmer’s first reaction to Price. Since he’s been here, Himmer has had two favorite classes: volleyball and theatre with Corey Ewan.
Other favorites of Himmer include the Dodgers, “the best team ever,” Skor bars, rocky road ice cream and the movies 61 and Troy.
When asked to describe himself, Himmer replied, “Chad is a person who wants to live life to the fullest, never have any regrets.”
“Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game,” is Himmer’s advice to everyone reading this article. He hopes that people take him seriously, unlike his teammates who constantly tease him, calling him “leper” and “old.”
Himmer return next year to play for CEU and is looking forward to another great year.