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Brandon Phillips on MLB Career, Winning a World Series and Owning a Pro Softball Team

Brandon Phillips was born in Raleigh, NC and grew up in Stone Mountain, GA in an athletic family. He played multiple sports and wanted to focus on football before his mom suggested he concentrate on baseball. That advice led to a 17-year MLB career including 11 with the Cincinnati Reds where he was a 3-time All-Star, 4-time Gold Glove Award winner and a Silver Slugger Award winner. Phillips also spent time with his hometown Atlanta Braves and won a World Series with the Boston Red Sox in 2018. Now semi-retired, Phillips and his partner Jade Cargill (a pro wrestler and fitness model) founded the Texas Smoke in the Women’s Professional Fastpitch league. In this episode, Phillips tells us how he nearly attended Georgia to play both baseball and football before being drafted by the Montreal Expos. He also shares about growing up a Barry Larkin fan and his relationship with members of the “Big Red Machine” including the late Joe Morgan. Plus, he tells us why Dusty Baker was a great manager, why he doesn’t watch baseball today and how he got his nickname “Dat Dude BP”.