THIS IS THE GET IN THE GAME PODCAST
WITH SCOTT LINEBRINK
Kyle McClellan played six years in the major leagues, most of those spent with the St. Louis Cardinals. After attending Hazelwood High School in the St. Louis metro area, he was drafted by his hometown team in the 25th round of the 2002 MLB Draft. He spent most of his career as a reliever and was a member of the 2011 World Series-champion Cardinals team.
He and “Get in the Game” host Scott Linebrink crossed paths briefly as teammates in St. Louis in 2012 before McClellan finished his career with the Texas Rangers in 2013. Though he had success and was able to experience winning a championship with the Cardinals, his career was not without struggle. In this conversation, McClellan talks about the injuries that cut his career short, how he dealt with the reality of that, and what his faith in God did to help form his perspective on his post-baseball life.
He has a heart for service, and he talks with Linebrink about a trip to Haiti that impacted him in such a way that he was prompted to start his non-profit, Brace For Impact, which seeks to “impact” the lives of kids in Haiti and in the St. Louis area. Though retired, McClellan is still involved with the Cardinals in a number of media roles, including various radio appearances, and he was recently selected to host the St. Louis Cardinals podcast through MLB.com called “The Chatter’s Box.”
“Get in the Game” is part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network.