Hail "Szczur" (Caesar)

By Josh Simon

July 30, 2010 Updated Jul 30, 2010 at 10:05 PM CDT

Chiefs outfielder Matt Szczur is good at the first-impression thing. In only his 2nd game with the Chiefs he had the game winning R-B-I. But don't get used to it.

Matt Szczur's summer vacation is coming to an end. Next week he'll return to Philadelphia to start his senior year at Villanova and training camp with the defending FCS National champion Wildcat football team.

Chiefs centerfielder Matt Szczur said, "We had so many guys on offense that it was hard to look after me."

Szczur is the true definition of a 2 sport athlete. Being named the MVP of the National Championship game in football while on the diamond being drafted by the Chicago Cubs.

Szczur said, "Playing two sports is hard. My sophomore year I almost quit baseball because it was too much with football and school work trying to maintain everything and good grades. "

If the story ended there it would be about a good athlete but Matt Szczur is so much more than that. His freshman year at Villanova Matt signed up for the bone marrow registry and last year he got the call to help save the life of a 19 month old girl with Leukemia.

Szczur said, "It surpass so much scoring a touchdown or hitting a homerun in baseball or having a game winning hit just knowing that you helped save a life you're willing to do it even with all the stuff I had going on. It's just a great thing."

Because of privacy issues Matt hasn't met the little girl he helped yet but he will get that chance on the one year anniversary of the transfusion. Right about the time he heads to spring training.

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