Geoff Grammer, Albuquerque Tribune: The Challenges of Sam Hilliard & His Father

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Geoff Grammer of the Albuqerque Tribune weighs in with an excellent piece on Rockies prospect Sam Hilliard's battle to get to the big leagues and the battle of his father, Jim, 66, a former University of Texas linebacker and retired orthopedic surgeon who On Nov. 2, 2017, Jim Hilliard was told by a doctor they believed he had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). It wasn’t until March 2018 that, through the process of elimination, the diagnosis was confirmed.

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