Sports Spectrum Magazine Summer 2021

NEW PODCAST: Anthony Rendon - Los Angeles Angels Third Baseman

THIS IS EPISODE 461 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST

Anthony Rendon is the new third baseman for the Los Angeles Angels. He signed a seven-year deal with the Angels in December 2019 and will begin the 2020 season in the middle of a lineup that includes Mike Trout and Albert Pujols.

Rendon was selected in the first round of the 2011 MLB Draft by the Washington Nationals (sixth overall), and two years later made his MLB debut on April 21, 2013. For the next six years, Anthony was a key player in leading the Nationals to three NL East division titles (2014, 2016, 2017) and a World Series championship in 2019.

In that 2019 season, Rendon enjoyed a career year, hitting .319 with 34 home runs and an MLB-leading 126 runs batted in. He finished third in the NL MVP voting, and hit .276 with two home runs and eight RBIs in the 2019 World Series against Houston.

On this episode of the podcast, we talk to Rendon about winning a World Series, the decision to sign with the Angels, how his faith gives him peace and keeps him grounded, and why an injury he suffered at age 19 was what led him to turn his life over to the Lord.

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