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Dec 18, 2018

Episode 207

Dan Naulty pitched for 4 seasons in Major League Baseball with the Twins and Yankees from 1996-1999. He was a member of the 1999 World Series championship team with the Bronx Bombers.

He was selected in the 14th round of the 1992 MLB Draft by the Twins out of Cal State Fullerton where he played in the 1992 College World Series.

Naulty was part of the steroid era of baseball and admittedly chose to use steroids, which helped him bulk up from 180 pounds in college to 245 pounds when he reached the Big Leagues.

Ironically after winning the World Series, Naulty reached his lowest point and began to have thoughts of suicide. Not long after, Dan turned to his faith and found new purpose in ministry. He's now the pastor of Faith Presbyterian Church in Jenison, Michigan.

In part 1 of our two part conversation, Naulty shares about becoming a pastor, abuse that he suffered growing up, how that shaped him as a person and an athlete, turning to steroids to help him reach the Majors, and how he views elite players from the steroid era as they are considered for the Hall of Fame.

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