ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) - He's a former major league baseball catcher with a very famous last name. Benjamin Molina or "Bengie" is the older brother of Major League catchers Yadier Molina and José Molina. He has played for the the Anaheim Angels, the Toronto Blue Jays, and the San Francisco Giants. Bengie says he owes his success to his father.
Molina's memoir is an emotional story of his father, who against all odds, raised three sons who played in the Major Leagues. His father, Benjamin Molina Santana, was poor Puerto Rican factory worker. Molina's three sons would become famous catchers and have six World Series championships among them. They are the most accomplished siblings in baseball history.
Baseball was used as a place where all three sons could learn about loyalty, humility, courage, and the true meaning of success. They started in rutted Little League fields in a Puerto Rican barrio and ended up in the champagne-soaked clubhouse of World Series Championships.
Tuesday night Bengie will be making the first catch of the game at Busch Stadium and signing a few books at the stadium store there.
You can meet Bengie Molina Monday night at the St. Louis County Library for a book signing and discussion. It takes place at 7pm.