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WITH MATT AND LESLEE HOLLIDAY
After a successful 13-year career in the major leagues, Chris Young was hired in December as the general manager of the Texas Rangers, where he started his playing career in 2004. Just four years removed from playing, he’s able to provide a unique perspective on the game in his new role.
He joined the Table Forty podcast to talk with Matt and Leslee Holliday about lessons he’s learned in leadership from his time in baseball, how he carries himself with character in his job, and how a good work ethic is what leads someone to be great at something. He and his wife Liz also share some of their favorite stories from his playing days as well as how they both met while students at Princeton University, where the 6-foot-10 Chris played both basketball and baseball.
They have three children together, so they talked about parenting as well.
Chris won a World Series championship with the Kansas City Royals in 2015, was an All-Star in 2007, and in 2014 he was named the American League Comeback Player of the Year after undergoing surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome the year prior. He shares about his excitement to lead the Rangers through a “restart.”
Table Forty is part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network.