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Turn a Pair Baseball Podcast host Chris MacLean takes a trip around the bases with a new guest each episode. Join us as we dive in to the back story to some of baseball's most memorable events. We'll meet the players, the writers, announcers and many more that experienced it all in and around the diamond.

Turn a Pair Baseball Podcast Chris MacLean

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Turn a Pair Baseball Podcast host Chris MacLean takes a trip around the bases with a new guest each episode. Join us as we dive in to the back story to some of baseball's most memorable events. We'll meet the players, the writers, announcers and many more that experienced it all in and around the diamond.

    Tyler Heineman - San Francisco Giants Catcher

    Tyler Heineman - San Francisco Giants Catcher

    Tyler is a Magician, Philanthropist, Husband, Brother, Son and MLB Catcher. We talk about it all on this week's episode. We call in the big gun for this interview. RoseAnn Sapia and Tyler engage in a delightful back and forth. Tyler shares the details of his signing with the Giants and how he broke the news to the fans. He shares his passionate feelings regarding the use technology to steal signs. They even talk about Spider-Man. We cast a wide net and spray to all fields!

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Justin Dean - Atlanta Braves Outfield Prospect

    Justin Dean - Atlanta Braves Outfield Prospect

    Justin Dean is the 18th Ranked prospect in the Atlanta Braves organization. The future hasn’t always been this bright for Justin. As a Junior in High School he hit .160. Through determination and grit, he earned the right to walk on at Division Two Lenoir-Rhyne University. Eventually the Braves found Justin and made him their 17th round pick of the 2018 MLB draft. In 2019, he earned Low A Player of the year honors with the Rome Braves. On this episode Justin shares his incredible baseball journey, we discuss his passion for ping pong, his celebrity crush and we fantasy book his big league debut.

    In our Wax Pack Look Back Segment, we feature the career of Ron Gant. Ron was star and 30/30 lock in the early 90's. Unfortunately, his meteoric rise was halted by an ATV accident. We cover the rise and fall of Ron Gant.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Quin Cotton - Cincinnati Reds Outfield Prospect

    Quin Cotton - Cincinnati Reds Outfield Prospect

    Quin grew up around elite collegiate and professional athletes. Both of his parents are prominent sports writers. On this episode, he tells the funny story of a brush with Tiger Woods.

    Quin himself became one of those elite collegiate and professional athletes. He starred at Grand Canyon University, winning a conference player of the year as a Sophomore. He went on to be drafted in the 8th round of the 2019 draft by the Reds. Quin has already made his mark and many list him as one of the top prospects in the entire Cincinnati system.

    Our Wax Pack Look Back features the great career of Reds Hall of Fame shortstop Barry Larkin. Barry was destined for a life in football if not for a decision Bo Schembechler made.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Taylor Hearn - Texas Rangers Pitcher

    Taylor Hearn - Texas Rangers Pitcher

    Taylor Hearn grew up riding horses and roping cattle in the Rodeo. He followed in the footsteps of his Father, Uncles and Grandfather. Taylor is also a left handed starter for the Texas Rangers with a fastball capable of hitting triple digits. On this episode we talk Rodeo, family, his baseball experience, his MLB debut and his faith.

    In our Wax Pack Look Back segment, we feature the career of Texas Rangers pitching legend and famous knuckleballer Charlie Hough. Hough played 25 seasons; 10 for the Rangers. He gave up one of the 3 historic HR's to Reggie Jackson in game 6 of the '77 World Series, and he started the Marlins first ever regular season game.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Brendan King - Chicago Cubs Pitching Prospect

    Brendan King - Chicago Cubs Pitching Prospect

    Brendan was a Mathematics major at Holy Cross. He explains how he's using math, physics and technology to help shape his pitches as a pro. It's working because Brendan has been a key contributor on two MiLB league titles in three years. Brendan also shares the story of his unique living quarters in 2018. He and former guest Chris Singleton lived in a Senior Center. He shares that and much more on this week's show. In our Wax Pack Look Back segment, we highlight the career of former Cub's slugger Dave Kingman. Dave had light tower power and a killer stache...much like our guest Brendan.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Brennen Davis - Chicago Cubs Outfield Prospect

    Brennen Davis - Chicago Cubs Outfield Prospect

    On this week's episode we reminisce over the career of former Cubs star OF and Hall of Famer Andre Dawson, and we chat with future Cubs star and OF Prospect Brennen Davis. Brennen was drafted in the 2nd round by the Chicago Cubs in 2018. He is currently ranked as the 3rd best prospect in the Cubs system He proved his draft status by slashing .305/.381/.525 with the SB Cubs in 2019. We chat about his pre draft experience, mechanical changes at the plate and expectations.

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

BaseballReigns ,

Interesting interview

The questions are excellent, leading to interesting responses from the guests. A five tool rating for covering player’s lives on and off the field.

J Ann W ,

Insightful Baseball podcast

This isn’t your typical baseball podcast. The host spends time getting to know his guests and allows them to share their back story. It’s more about the human being than the back of the baseball card.

cushmanMLB ,

Great show!

If you're looking for strong MLB wide content, Chris does a phenomenal job! Well worth the listen!

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