Former pitcher Gantz at home as Greenwood coach

Steve Gantz used to emulate to the best of his ability the high leg kick made famous by former San Francisco Giants pitcher Juan Marichal.

A left-handed pitcher for Butler University from 1966-68, Gantz, who specialized more in drop curves than mitt-blistering fastballs, once pitched a win against Indiana University and tossed a pair of one-hitters against Evansville.

At 67, it’s safe to assume Gantz retired the leg kick decades ago. However, his desire to compete still is strong as girls tennis coach at Greenwood Community High School, his alma mater.

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