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Former Pro Has Sweet Return Home


BELTON (June 18, 2013) -- Most professional baseball careers don't end up Belton, Texas.

And when Toby Rumfield was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in 1991, he never expected his job would bring him right back to his hometown.

And he certainly never thought he'd end up with a job as sweet as owning a frozen yogurt shop.

"This is the first time in over 20 years I'm not connected to a professional baseball team," Rumfield said.

Rumfield spent most of his professional career as a player, and was also a scout and manager. But after two decades, life on the road was getting tough.

"We were just ready to be around family because Thanksgiving, last year, we were sitting around the table and nobody's there," he said.

So he and his family moved back to Belton where his wife, Kari, got the idea to open a frozen yogurt and vintage candy shop.

"When we were in Baltimore, we were going to a yogurt shop two to three times a week," she said. "And when we moved here we really felt the need in this area."

And so far, Yummy Rummies has been a home run. But Rumfield still had a craving for baseball.

Which he satisfied by starting the Texas Armor, an organization that uses baseball to prepare kids for the future.

"The main goal is to get the kids into college, at the same time, keeping these kids really involved in their school work and to kind of walk with them through the stages of life."

Rumfield volunteers his time coaching, but giving back is nothing new. The Atlanta Braves twice gave him an award for his community service, something he's now paying forward in his hometown.

"He's teaching these kids how to be not only great baseball players, but great human beings," Kari Rumfield said.

And no job is sweeter than that.


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