Dave Magadan explains how his brother helped him get good at placing the ball when he was younger. As a player, Dave had a high on-base percentage and had an incredible knack for knowing the strike zone which helped him in one of his most notable at-bats against Goose Gossage. That and more on this week's episode!
Next up on THE SPARKK SHOW, baseball interview podcast, we are talking ball with Dave Magadan, the current hitting coach for the Colorado Rockies. Before his 16-year coaching career began, the HOF Alabama product played 16 years in the big leagues. The on-base machine still sits second on the New York Mets’ all time list at .391. Mags played for six other teams (Marlins, Mariners, Cubs, Astros, Padres and A’s) and was SPARKKed by some of the best to play in his generation. Tune in to Episode 3 to hear Mags talk about a solid approach to hitting, ways to help win, being a double shy of a cycle, his World Series experience and much more! What I enjoy most about Mags is his calm delivery of information. He is a baseball lifer and has helped ball players for the past three decades. His knowledge has helped players like Manny Ramirez, David Ortiz, Adrian Beltre, Prince Fielder and and continues to help current MLB stars Nolan Arenado, Charlie Blackmon and Trevor Story. I am just humbled to have had his knowledge impact my game personally. Dave Magadan video interview: https://thesparkkshow.wixsite.com/thesparkk/the-sparkk-show Dave Magadan SPARKK-LIGHTS: https://thesparkkshow.wixsite.com/thesparkk/sparkk-lights Future SPARKK SHOW Line-up: https://thesparkkshow.wixsite.com/thesparkk/events
Former Red Sox hitting coach Dave Magadan joins the show to reminisce about the 2007 World Champs and give some insight into what made Manny, Big Papi and Pedroia such great hitters. Before that, Tim and Lars rant about MLB's decision to cut the Draft from 40 rounds to 5. They debate the implications on college baseball and the future impact on the big leagues. The guys also discuss the proposal to return to the diamond in July and how money could become a bigger issue than COVID-19.
On Episode 5 of Rain Delay Theater: The Podcast, Steve Gelbs and Wayne Randazzo are joined by former Mets infielder Dave Magadan! The guys discuss Dave’s years with the Mets, coming through the minor leagues in the 80’s, learning from and eventually replacing Keith Hernandez, and how Buddy Harrelson helped him learn new things defensively. They also chat about his years as a hitting coach and some of the great players he’s had the chance to work with, including David Ortiz and Paul Goldschmidt.Subscribe to the show here: on.sny.tv/RainDelayTheaterPod