TikTok Tawa: How a Stanford baseball player has gone viral amid COVID-19

By Dave Peck
Medill Reports

If you asked Stanford’s Tim Tawa, he’d tell you the key to TikTok is combining what you know with what you see. Since March, Tawa has been home getting swings in alongside lifelong friend and former teammate Will Matthiessen, who also played for the Cardinal before being drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2019.

With a return to baseball uncertain for both, the two Oregon natives have transformed their routine batting practice into a viral video series.

Photo at top: Tim Tawa stands on the diamond. (Bob Drebin/ISI Photos)