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Former 'Toppers, Bucs slugger Hoilman puts baseball behind him

KELLY HODGE, NET News Service • May 19, 2013 at 5:39 PM

JOHNSON CITY — Paul Hoilman has always had another game of baseball to look forward to.

The big first baseman was a perennial all-star, from Science Hill to East Tennessee State and right on through his first two seasons of minor league ball. Suddenly, the games are behind him.

After spending a month at the Chicago Cubs training facility in Arizona, getting ready for his next assignment in the organization, Hoilman was told in late March that there was no longer a roster spot for him. He’s now back home in Johnson City laying the groundwork for a career in financial planning.

“As hard as it is to say, I think I’m finished,” Hoilman said this week.

For more of this story, visit the Johnson City Press.

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