THIS IS EPISODE 576 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST
Adam LaRoche played 12 seasons in the majors with the Braves, Pirates, Red Sox, Diamondbacks, Nationals and White Sox. He was selected in the 29th round of the 2000 MLB Draft by the Braves, and four years later made his MLB debut on April 7, 2004, against the Mets.
During his career, he accumulated 255 home runs and 1,452 hits. In 2012, he was the Gold Glove and Silver Slugger winner at first base in a season that saw him hit a career-high 33 home runs and 100 RBIs.
Since retirement in 2016, LaRoche has been staying busy as a co-owner of Buck Commander with Chipper Jones, Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean and Willie Robertson. He’s also in law enforcement, having gone to the police academy to be deputized in Ft. Scott, Kansas.
Today on the podcast, we talk to LaRoche about his greatest hunting experience, retiring abruptly in 2016, the importance of being with a community of men, and why he has a heart for combatting human trafficking.
Today is National END IT Movement Day. There are more people trapped in slavery today than ever before in human history. Action starts with awareness….please, take a selfie today with a red ❌ and share on social media. Let’s end it, together. https://t.co/6djTYydlsv pic.twitter.com/4iljEPOf35
— Adam LaRoche (@e3laroche) February 13, 2020