Fall 2021 SS Magazine

NEW PODCAST: Barry Zito - 2-Time World Series Champion

THIS IS EPISODE 390 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST

Barry Zito pitched for 15 seasons in the major leagues — 2000-2006 with the Oakland A’s, 2007-2013 with the San Francisco Giants and again in 2015 with the Oakland A’s. He was selected in the first round of the 1999 MLB Draft by Oakland (sixth overall) and made his MLB debut a year later in July 2000.

In 2002, he won 23 games and earned the American League Cy Young Award. In 2007, he signed a $100 million contract with the San Francisco Giants and went on to be a part of two World Series championship teams in 2010 and 2012. The three-time All-Star won 165 career games and retired following the 2015 season.

Zito is now a musician, releasing his first EP in 2017 (“No Secrets”), and in September 2019 he released his first book, “Curveball.”

On this episode of the podcast, we talk to Zito about his MLB career, how baseball became his God, seeing his parents both come to faith before their death, and how God turned his life around and gave him true fulfillment.

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