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    In Honor of the World Series — Former MLB Great: Cecil Fielder on baseball, stress, and integrity

    Cecil Fielder, who was an all-star baseball player in the 80s and 90s, describes what it was like to be a major leaguer. He describes the values, character, and traits needed to achieve greatness in baseball and life.

    SHOW NOTES:

    • What it’s like to be a major-leaguer; the love for the game (2:10)
    • Sparky Anderson — manager and father figure (8:05)
    • Dealing with stress (9:13)
    • Positivity leads to success (10:01)
    • Getting up every morning and enjoying what you do (13:05)
    • Value of togetherness (14:12)

    QUOTES:

    • “Our young people have to dream, and they have to dream big dreams. They can’t let anybody deter them from getting to where they’re trying to go” CF
    • “Does that computer hit? If not, then get it out of here!” CF quoting Sparky Anderson
    • “Sparky didn’t have to say anything, he could just look at you and you knew what the deal was.” CF
    • “Thats the only way to survive — you better get up happy and enjoy your day because you never know   what’s going to happen tomorrow” CF
    • “If talent doesn’t work together, they don’t win” CF

    BIO:

    Cecil Grant Fielder is a former professional baseball player who was a noted power hitter in the 1980s and 1990s. He attended college at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). He played with the Toronto Blue Jays (1985–88), Hanshin Tigers (1989), Detroit Tigers (1990–96), New York Yankees (1996–97), Anaheim Angels and Cleveland Indians (both in 1998). In 1990, he became the first player to reach the 50-home run mark since George Foster hit 52 for the Cincinnati Reds in 1977. He is the father of Texas Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder, who has similarly established himself as a premier power hitter over the past decade.

    ASK YOURSELF: 

    • What led to Cecil’s greatness?
    • How does integrity play a major role in baseball?
    • What makes him say that the only way to survive is by being positive?

     

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