THIS IS EPISODE 119 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST
Dan Winkler is a pitcher with the Atlanta Braves. Thus far in 2018, he has been dominant on the mound as a reliever. Through June 14, Winkler has pitched in 27 games and owns a team-best ERA of 0.99 with 38 strikeouts in 27 innings. Even more, the Braves are near the top of the standings in the National League East as the young team looks to return to the postseason for the first time since 2013.
But it hasn’t always been success on the field for Winkler. He’s had to grind through two major injuries, including Tommy John surgery in 2014 and a fractured elbow in 2016, before finally returning to the majors in August of 2017.
Winkler and his wife, Camille, welcomed into their family a baby boy, Declan, in October 2017.
On this episode of the podcast, we talk to Winkler about his success in 2018, the type of culture the Braves organization has, overcoming two major injuries, trusting in Jesus, living out your faith in your job, and why being a daddy is the best job he could ever have.
– NEW PODCAST: Inky Johnson, former Tennessee defensive back, motivational speaker
– NEW PODCAST: Gigi Marvin, USA Hockey Gold Medalist
– NEW PODCAST: Andy Mineo and Trey Burton
– NEW PODCAST: Tyler and Allie Beede (Baseball and Hollywood)