Cole was drafted in the 14th round by the Kansas City Royals. He pitched in the Royals' organization until 1991 when he was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Carmelo Martinez. He saw his only major league action with the 1992 Pittsburgh Pirates. Called up in June, he appeared in 8 games and pitched 23 innings to a 5.48 ERA. He spent his first four games as a reliever, but was moved into the rotation later in the month. He pitched his last game just over a month after his first. Cole played in the Milwaukee Brewers organization in 1994 and the San Diego Padres organization in 1995 and 1996. He then went to play in the Taiwan Major League for Kaoping Fala in 1997. He returned to the affiliated minors in 1998 and 1999 with the Chicago Cubs. He spent 2000 with the Memphis Redbirds, a AAA affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals, and the SK Wyverns of the KBO. Cole spent 2001 and 2002 with the KBO's Doosan Bears before retiring. In his ten seasons in the minor leagues, he had a record of 37-36 with an ERA of 3.70.
In 2003, Cole joined the Russian national team. He also joined the team on its tour of the North American-based independent Nor
Off to Moscow, Russia, Baseball Outside the Box Host Peter Caliendo Goes all over the world to interview some of the greatest minds in the game of baseball. Today Victor Cole starts it off with recommendation to players how to train while they are at home. They discuss the ISG Baseball coaches development program in conjunction with the Russian Baseball Federation the last two years. Over 90 coaches attended this year and the focus is in helping develop coaches at the grassroots level as well the higher levels.He talks about the Soviet Union baseball and now Russian Baseball. Ways we can learn from both systems in developing the players. The future, goals and plans to get there, what is the ultimate goal. They discuss what's it's like to work with Russian players and how the Cuban's who have Russian citizenship have helped raise the level of talent. Plus as the Russian's work out with the Cubans that helps them get better by just being around them, learning from them and more. Coach Cole explains their training process, facilities and technology they use all year round. How they find the national team players and people involved in the development like coaches, doctors and trainers. Kids in Russia are getting stronger and that helps their ability to play better. Failure happens a lot in baseball and both coach Cole and Caliendo explain how the Russians deal with it and what type of training coach Cole has to help them deal with the failure. They talk about developing pitching, hitters to create a more game-like situation. What does Coach Cole do during the games, how he thinks, prepares and more. Check out this great episode, also on audio at www.baseballoutsidethebox.com Twitter @baseballout
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