Daniel Tillo: KC Royal, Mr. Basketball, Card Collector
The Moonlight Graham Show
Most of our Moonlighter’s get to look back on their careers and share their thoughts in the past tense. Most stories get a little bit better with time and a few retellings. Every once in a while we pull in an active athlete in the midst of their career with a few achievements under their belt and and their sights set on what’s next. This week’s guest brings a little bit of everything. Daniel Tillo is just getting his professional baseball career started, but he has been forced to take a step back while recovering from Tommy John surgery.
On the fourth episode of The StormCast, Jake Eisenberg and Tony Boone welcome Kansas City Royals pitching prospect Daniel Tillo, a Sioux City, IA, native and standout pitcher at Iowa Western CC in nearby Council Bluffs, IA. Tillo was recently named to the Royals 60-player club pool for Summer Camp, which begins July 1.After a brief exploration (1:04) of some familiar former Omaha Storm Chasers faces and other notable names on the Royals 60-player club pool roster, Jake and Tony catch up with Daniel (5:32) in the midst of his travels from Sioux City to Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City. Daniel shares how he learned about his spot on the roster (6:16), his excitement for playing at Kauffman Stadium (8:53), which teammates he's looking forward to facing in intrasquad matchups (14:23), his move to the bullpen last season (16:41), and what it's like to be among the Royals crop of highly-talented pitching prospects (18:07). He also dives into his path to playing professional baseball after being a three-sport star in high school (20:28) and tells us about his passion for collecting sports cards (26:58), including his quest for his own baseball cards (31:08) and a basketball card he pulled that could be worth more than $10,000.Plus, Jake and Tony audibly tip their caps to the 100th anniversary of the Negro Leagues (39:33) and share the story of the Omaha Rockets (42:09), an independent Black baseball team in Omaha from 1947-1950 that was briefly the official farm team of the Kansas City Monarchs.Finally, be sure to catch the answer to last episode's trivia question (43:40), listen for some shoutouts for those who shared the right answer on social media, and learn this episode's trivia question (45:42), which will be answered on our next episode. Enjoy!
Episode #34 - "Hoarding MJ, LeBron, & Rookies w/ Joshua Kehn + Kansas City Royals Pitcher & Collector Daniel Tillo"
House of Jordans - Sports Card Podcast
In this episode: (1) Chris talks with super collector Joshua Kehn about the hobby, his collecting strategies, and his hoards of MJ, LeBron, Barry Sanders, Peyton Manning, DeShaun Watson, and rookie cards (1:27) and (2) Kristina interviews Kansas City Royals pitcher Daniel Tillo about collecting (50:23).
Episode 98: Interview w/ Daniel Tillo The Royals Pitcher Who Owns His Own First Bowman Superfractor
Heros For Sale Podcast | Sports Card News & Info
On this episode I spoke with Royals pitcher Daniel Tillo who owns his own first bowman Superfractor and the 1/1 black first bowman! You can find him on Instagram @bigtilly44 and @anythingsportscards or on twitter @DT4Cero and @cardsanything --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/herosforsale/support