11 episodes

In a first-of-its-kind podcast, MLB.com reporters will take deep dives into some of baseball's best-untold stories. Beginning with a six episode mini-series on how the 2009 Draft changed the face of modern baseball, followed by an inside look at how Mariano Rivera discovered his legendary cut fastball, the Full Account podcast takes baseball storytelling to a new level.

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    • 4.8 • 124 Ratings

In a first-of-its-kind podcast, MLB.com reporters will take deep dives into some of baseball's best-untold stories. Beginning with a six episode mini-series on how the 2009 Draft changed the face of modern baseball, followed by an inside look at how Mariano Rivera discovered his legendary cut fastball, the Full Account podcast takes baseball storytelling to a new level.

    Mariano, Episode 1: Panama

    Mariano, Episode 1: Panama

    Cleatless and with a borrowed glove, that’s how Mariano Rivera showed up to his tryout with the New York Yankees. In this first episode of a four-part look into Rivera’s illustrious career, we take a trip to his hometown of Puerto Caimito, Panama and find out how the son of a fisherman unexpectedly received an offer to play professional baseball after a tryout that lasted fewer than 10 pitches.


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    • 22 min
    Mariano, Episode 2: The Minors

    Mariano, Episode 2: The Minors

    Considered a fringe prospect at best, Mariano Rivera, who at the time spoke no English and had never left Panama, journeyed to the United States to begin his professional baseball career. In this second episode of a four-part look into Rivera’s career, we explore his initial experiences in the Yankees farm system and how in his first year managed to post a microscopic 0.17 ERA.


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    • 31 min
    Mariano, Episode 3: Cutting Edge

    Mariano, Episode 3: Cutting Edge

    Mariano has called it his “gift from God.” In the third episode of a four-part series, we delve into the discovery of one of the most famous pitches in the history of the game, Rivera’s cut fastball -- including the moment it came to him, how he learned to control it and ultimately how he dominated opposing hitters with it.


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    • 27 min
    Mariano, Episode 4: Exit Sandman

    Mariano, Episode 4: Exit Sandman

    In the fourth episode of a look at the life and career of Hall of Famer Mariano Rivera, we examine his rise to baseball immortality through many highs and occasional lows, and explain how a song he wasn't all that interested in became a part of his persona.


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    • 36 min
    Jeff Luhnow: Feeling the Draft

    Jeff Luhnow: Feeling the Draft

    In the sixth episode of this six-part look back to the 2009 Draft, Full Account takes you behind the scenes of Jeff Luhnow's days as scouting director for the St. Louis Cardinals. What role did analytics play in building a championship-caliber team and how have Luhnow's draft methodologies translated to his current role as Astros' GM?


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    • 27 min
    Paul Goldschmidt: America’s 246th Pick

    Paul Goldschmidt: America’s 246th Pick

    In the fourth episode of this six-part look back to the 2009 Draft, Full Account takes you behind the scenes of Paul Goldschmidt’s origin story. How did Goldschmidt's parents convince him to play baseball and why did he fall to the eighth round?


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    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
124 Ratings

124 Ratings

DZG8732 ,

Great Podcast

Very informative podcast, I really enjoyed the content about the draft, I wish they would expand on this idea and cover more MLB history

InTitoWeTrust ,

Best MLB pod out there

The series on the 2009 draft and Mo got me through the winter. Now that spring training is underway, I’m looking forward to what’s next. Full Account is the best MLB podcast I’ve heard. Well done, everyone!

IVIiKe55 ,

Keep em comin

Great! Who or what is comin next?!?!

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