May 8th, 2020
Greg Swindell is a University of Texas pitching icon. He still holds school records over 30 years after creating history. The Cleveland Indians selected Swindell as the second-overall pick in baseball's amateur draft in June of 1986 and he was already pitching in the majors for good by that August. Swindell pitched for 17 seasons at the major league level. He was a member of the 2001 Arizona Diamondbacks World Series championship team. He made the American League All-Star team in 1989.
Greg Swindell shares stories of winning the state baseball championship in high school, playing for legendary Texas baseball coach Cliff Gustafson, and his pitching approaches against iconic hitters of the 80s and 90s. He also takes us behind the scenes of the dramatic 2001 World Series between the Arizona Diamondbacks and New York Yankees in the aftermath of 9/11.
This episode of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame Podcast is presented by the Fairfield Inn and Suites Waco North. The podcast is produced and hosted by Jackson Michael, author of The Game Before the Money and writer/director of We Were the Oilers: The Luv Ya Blue Era!