THIS IS EPISODE 574 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST
Pat Combs is a former first-round draft pick of the Philadelphia Phillies, getting selected 11th overall in the 1988 MLB Amateur Draft. A few months later, he represented his country in the 1988 Summer Olympics, where the U.S. baseball team won the gold medal. One year later, Combs made his MLB debut with the Phillies against Pittsburgh, pitching six innings and giving up no runs.
He ended up spending eight seasons playing professional baseball with the Phillies and Milwaukee Brewers organizations, retiring from baseball in 1995. Combs is currently a behavioral analytics consultant for numerous pro athletes, MLB and NFL teams, and corporate leaders. His first book, “More Than the Score,” released on October 15.
Today on the podcast, we talk to Combs about his time as an MLB player, his thoughts on the 2020 abbreviated MLB season, coming to Christ at a Phillies chapel service in 1989, pitching against a future Pro Football Hall of Famer in the minor leagues, and why he’s focused now on sports parenting and youth sports.
— Pat Combs (@PatCombs21) October 16, 2020