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For those who love baseball, Life At The Ballpark gives you an inside peek into the game with entertaining stories from those who play it, scout it, and broadcast it every single day. Recorded at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium in Jupiter, FL, the Spring Training home of the St. Louis Cardinals and Miami Marlins. Life At The Ballpark is hosted by John Frost, a veteran broadcaster and lover of the game who shares that love as a Public Address Announcer at the ballpark.

For those who love baseball, Life At The Ballpark gives you an inside peek into the game with entertaining stories from those who play it, scout it, and broadcast it every single day. Recorded at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium in Jupiter, FL, the Spring Training home of the St. Louis Cardinals and Miami Marlins. Life At The Ballpark is hosted by John Frost, a veteran broadcaster and lover of the game who shares that love as a Public Address Announcer at the ballpark.
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For those who love baseball, Life At The Ballpark gives you an inside peek into the game with entertaining stories from those who play it, scout it, and broadcast it every single day. Recorded at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium in Jupiter, FL, the Spring Training home of the St. Louis Cardinals and Miami Marlins. Life At The Ballpark is hosted by John Frost, a veteran broadcaster and lover of the game who shares that love as a Public Address Announcer at the ballpark.

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561-247-2857


Episodes

Orlando Magic founder Pat Williams Shares His Love of Baseball

6/13/2019
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Pat Williams, Senior Vice President and founder of the Orlando Magic, a recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Basketball Hall of Fame, and named one of the 50 most influential people in NBA history. Pat’s love for baseball dates back to growing up with Ruly Carpenter, the son of the owner of the Philadelphia Phillies. Pat played baseball at Wake Forest and two years in the minor leagues in the Phillies organization. He moved to the front office and was named executive of the...

Duration:00:24:57

Curt Nelson (Part 2) Director Kansas City Royals Hall of Fame

6/6/2019
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In part two of this interview with Curt Nelson, he will share the insightful stories recorded within the Negro League Hall of Fame. Discover how this talent-rich league of African-Americans helped shape even more than just baseball history, it shaped American history.

Duration:00:24:23

Curt Nelson Director Kansas City Royals Hall of Fame

5/30/2019
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Curt Nelson has been with the Kansas City Royals since 1999. Curt isn't just the Director of the Royals Hall of Fame, he helped spearhead its development in 2009. Curt shares stories from their two World Series Championships as well as their four AL pennants.

Duration:00:25:27

Todd Pratt - Manager for the Miami Marlins farm club: Jupiter Hammerheads

5/23/2019
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The 14-year major league veteran shares what it was like to hit a walk-off home run in extra innings against Arizona in the 1999 NLDS playoffs. Todd was also on the bases for one of the rarest plays in baseball history—now referred to as Robin Ventura’s walk-off “Grand Slam Single” in the ’99 NLCS.

Duration:00:20:59

Ken Carson: From Hockey Trainer to President of a Baseball League

5/13/2019
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Ken shares stories spanning his career as an athletic trainer for Pittsburgh Penguins hockey, then for the expansion Toronto Blue Jays in 1977, then director of spring training for the Blue Jays in Dunedin, and ultimately to the president of the Florida State League. Ken reveals that he is also to the answer to a question in Trivial Pursuit Canadian edition.

Duration:00:18:24

Dann Bilardello: Stories from the kid who took over for Johnny Bench

5/6/2019
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Dann shares what it was like to have to step into the shoes of future Hall of Famer Johnny Bench in his rookie year with the Cincinnati Reds. You'll also hear about the respect and friendship he developed with another Hall of Famer, Tony Gwynn with the San Diego Padres. Dann is currently the Manager of the Palm Beach Cardinals in the Florida State League at Roger Dean Chevrolet in Jupiter, FL.

Duration:00:22:40

St. Louis Cardinals Broadcaster and Former Pitcher Ricky Horton

4/22/2019
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Ricky Horton pitched for the St. Louis Cardinals, Los Angelos Dodgers, and Chicago White Sox before moving to the press box as a play-by-play announcer for Fox Sports Midwest. During his time on the field, Ricky Horton experienced some of the most dramatic moments in baseball history, including one of the worst blown calls when Don Denkinger called the Royal's Orta safe at First Base. Ricky also shares what it was like to be on the field when Kirk Gibson, with two injured legs, hit a...

Duration:00:16:33

Joe Frisaro, beat reporter for MLB.com covering the Miami Marlins

4/15/2019
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The veteran reporter shares stories from his 17 years covering the Marlins, from their World Series championship in 2003 to the sale to Derek Jeter’s ownership group and the rebuilding process. Joe offers insight into the convergence of tradition newspaper sports reporting to the digital age of MLB.com and social media.

Duration:00:20:19

Dan McLaughlin with the St. Louis Cardinals

4/8/2019
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Mid-America Emmy award-winning Dan McLaughlin shares stories from his more than two decades of calling Cardinals’ baseball, his first when he was only 23. Dan shares about his most embarrassing moments (involving A.J. Burnett’s nipple rings), his friendship with Tim McCarver, advice given him by the legendary Jack Buck, and his love of the game and the team he grew up rooting for (Ozzie Smith was his favorite player).

Duration:00:26:33

Hall of Fame sportswriter Rick Hummel

4/1/2019
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Ricks shares his observations about how spring training has changed over the 42 years he’s covered the St. Louis Cardinals. He shares stories about Cardinal greats Red Schoendienst, Lou Brock, Albert Pujols, and gives insights to how roster decisions are made during spring training. Rick also shares stories from his Hall of Fame induction in Cooperstown, New York in 2007, along with Tony Gwynn and Cal Ripken.

Duration:00:22:32

Living a Dream: Mike Capps of Round Rock Express

3/25/2019
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Mike Capps is director of broadcasting and play by play announcer for the Round Rock Express near Austin, Texas, the Triple-A farm club of the Houston Astros. Mike reveals how covering the Gulf War and the Branch Davidian siege in Waco, Texas, affected his health and relationships. “You’re the darkest soul that I’ve seen in here,” someone remarked to him. That began a new direction in his life that lead to him pursuing his dream of becoming a baseball play-by-play announcer.

Duration:00:10:16

How ESPN was born!

3/18/2019
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In this fascinating walk through sports broadcasting history, you'll hear about Lou's love of the game and how that put him in the right place at the right time, working with Bill Rasmussen to help launch a brand new cable sports network initially called ESP. Hear why they decided to add the "N" to the name. You'll hear Lou's love for sports and broadcasting in this entertaining conversation including stories of the usual sporting events that filled those first years of ESPN, including...

Duration:00:16:01