Spring 2021 Magazine

NEW PODCAST: Dansby Swanson - Atlanta Braves Shortstop

THIS IS THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST

Dansby Swanson is entering his sixth season as the shortstop of the Atlanta Braves. He was originally the No. 1 overall pick by the Arizona Diamondbacks back in 2015, before being traded that following December to the Braves.

In college at Vanderbilt, Swanson was named the 2014 College World Series MVP after helping lead his club to the College Baseball World Series championship.

In 2020, Swanson helped lead the Braves to within a game of the World Series, and he hit a NLCS Game 7 home run in a 3-2 loss to the eventual-champion Los Angeles Dodgers. He finished the shortened 2020 season with 10 homers and hit a career-high .274 in 60 games.

Today on the podcast, we talk to Swanson about the shortened 2020 season, what it’s like to hit a home run in a Game 7, how he coped with fear and anxiety, and why “intentionality” is his one word for 2021.

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