Pohl’s hometown got him some attention from an astute A’s beat writer this spring.
John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle spotted Pohl the first time he was called to the major league camp to catch batting practice before an exhibition game. Shea wrote: “Most players dream of going from the big leagues to Cooperstown. Pohl dreams of going from Cooperstown to the big leagues.”
“Having the opportunity to grow up and play high school baseball in Cooperstown, it’s pretty much a dream,” Pohl said in the article. “When people ask where I’m from and I tell them, they light up. I’m proud to say I’m from Cooperstown. It’s the mecca of baseball.”