THIS IS EPISODE 261 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST
Selected in the 29th round of the 2002 MLB Amateur Draft by the Toronto Blue Jays, Erik Kratz has lived the pro baseball life for the past 17 years.
He waited eight years until finally making his MLB debut in July 2010 at the age of 30 with the Pittsburgh Pirates. His MLB journey has taken him from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia, Toronto, Kansas City, Philadelphia, Houston, Pittsburgh and the Yankees in 2017.
In 2018, he was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers and was part of a team that came within one game of the World Series. In the 2018 NLDS against Colorado, Kratz went 5-for-7 with two RBI, including a three-hit game in the clinching Game 3. He was the oldest player to make his postseason debut since Lave Cross of the Philadelphia Athletics in 1905.
On this episode of the podcast, we hear about Kratz’s first experience in the postseason, how his faith has helped him stay grounded in his career, how much longer he wants to play, and the story of him making his major league debut in 2010 at age 30.
I appreciate all the great support and positivity The MKE has sent me and my teammates. Now it is time to turn it up even louder. As Yelli said, Let’s Goooooooooooooo!!!!!
— Erik Kratz (@ErikKratz31) October 12, 2018