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NEW PODCAST: Eddie Taubensee, Former MLB catcher

THIS IS EPISODE 147 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST

 

Eddie Taubensee played 11 seasons in the major leagues with the Indians, Astros and Reds from 1991-2001. He made his MLB debut on May 18, 1991, with Cleveland and was then traded to the Astros the following season. He would play for three years until 1994, when he was again traded, this time to the Reds.

Taubensee would play seven seasons in Cincinnati, where he would hit a career-high .311 with 21 home runs and 87 RBIs for a Reds team in 1999 that fell one game short of the playoffs.

After retiring from baseball in 2001, Taubensee decided to make God and his family the priority. Along with his wife, Renee, he would help raise their three boys and go into baseball ministry with Pro Athletes Outreach.

In 2017, he returned to pro ball as the hitting coach of the San Francisco Giants Class A affiliate Augusta Greenjackets in the South Atlantic League.

On this episode of the podcast, we talk with Taubensee about baseball ministry, trying his hand at coaching, why Barry Larkin was the best leader he ever played with, how baseball helped lead him to Christ, and how he navigated through temptations and trials as a believer.

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