Emory Report
June 22, 2009
Volume 61, Number 33


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June 22, 2009
Eagle joins the major leagues

Emory baseball player David Hissey takes his game back to his home state but to a higher level. He joins the Philadelphia Phillies, having been drafted in the final round of Major League Baseball’s first-year player draft.
The native of West Chester, Pa., played outfield for Emory’s Eagles. Emory Athletics noted Hissey finished his junior year with the fourth-highest batting average on the team.

The business management graduate comes from a baseball family, his brother Pete drafted last year out of the University of Virginia by the Boston Red Sox and his father playing for the College of William and Mary.
Prior to the draft by the Phillies, Hissey had planned to join the German League Baseball-Bundesliga club, Solingen Alligators.