THIS IS EPISODE 455 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST
Matt Carpenter is a three-time All-Star with the St. Louis Cardinals. He was selected in the 13th round of the 2009 MLB Amateur Draft out of Texas Christian. A three-time second-team All-Mountain West Conference selectee, he broke TCU’s school record for games played and at-bats.
He made his MLB debut in June 2011 and has been a mainstay in the Cardinals lineup since becoming a regular in 2012. In 2013, he was selected to his first All-Star Game and helped St. Louis to the World Series. He made two more All-Star appearances in 2014 and 2016. In 2018, he hit a career-high 36 home runs, and in 2019 he reached 1,000 career hits.
On this episode of the podcast, we talk to Carpenter about the 2020 season, why he doesn’t wear batting gloves, how his time in college at TCU opened his heart up to the Lord, and what living out that faith each day looks like today compared to when he first came to St. Louis nine years ago.
We also want to send a special welcome to our new partner and sponsor, International Justice Mission. You can learn more about the great work it is doing at IJM.org/TF.
The DNA of joy is thankfulness.. entitlement and complaining will make it hard to be joyful..#WednesdayWisdom
— Matt Carpenter (@MattCarp13) February 28, 2018