Pat Combs is a former first round draft pick of the Philadelphia Phillies. He spent 8 seasons in total playing professional baseball with the Phillies and Milwaukee Brewers.
He was selected in the first round of the 1988 MLB Amateur Draft (11th overall) by Philadelphia and a few months later, he represented his country as a baseball player for Team USA in 1988 and was a part of an Olympic team that won the gold medal in the Seoul, Korea. One year later, he made his MLB debut with the Phillies against Pittsburgh, going 6 innings and giving up no runs.
Combs retired from baseball in the mid-1990's and is currently a behavioral analytics consultant for numerous pro athletes, MLB and NFL teams and corporate leaders. His first book, "More Than the Score" released on October 15, 2020.
Today on the podcast, we talk to Pat Combs about his time as an MLB player, his thoughts on the 2020 abbreviated MLB season, coming to Christ at a Phillies chapel service in 1989, pitching against a future Pro Football Hall of Famer in the minor leagues and why he's focused now on sports parenting and youth sports.
You can order Pat's new book "More Than the Score" here.
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