THIS IS EPISODE 292 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST
Chris Singleton is a former pro baseball player, selected in the 19th round of the 2017 MLB Amateur Draft by the Chicago Cubs. He played his college ball at Charleston Southern University, and after playing two seasons professionally, he announced his retirement last month. He is currently in his new role of Director of Community Outreach for the Charleston RiverDogs.
Singleton’s mother, Sharonda Coleman Singleton, was killed in the June 2015 mass-shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., which also took the lives of eight other people.
A new documentary titled “Emanuel,” produced by basketball star Stephen Curry, will take a look back at that horrific day, and will be released on the four-year anniversary of the shooting, June 17, 2019.
On this episode of the podcast, we talk to Singleton about his baseball retirement, why now is the right time to step away, dealing with grief, trusting God when nothing makes sense, and what he’s learned about forgiveness.