“The Debut” – Excerpt from book I am co-authoring with Brian Tollberg

Note: This is an excerpt from the book I am co-authoring about and with former Major League pitcher Brian Tollberg. “The Debut” I had literally made this walk – the walk from the dugout to the pitcher’s mound – thousands of times dating back to when I was playing in the youth baseball league in Bradenton. Yet this was far from a casual stroll at a Boys & Girls Club game...

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“The Call” – Excerpt from the Brian Tollberg book I am co-authoring

Note: This is an excerpt from the biography I am writing about and with former Major League pitcher and inspirational figure Brian Tollberg. Chapter One – The Call I woke up early on Father’s Day in 2000. At the time, I was pitching for the Las Vegas Stars, which is the San Diego Padres’ Triple-A affiliate, and we were beginning a four-game series in Tucson. Life in the minors is not one of...

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“Welcome to the Big Leagues” profile

“Welcome to the Big Leagues” profile

For Immediate Release “Welcome to the Big Leagues” inspires author Dan Hettinger and former Major Leaguer Darrel Chaney to create and embrace the “Your Life Matters’ movement By Jeff Louderback Atlanta – “Your life matters.” That is the message that veteran pastor Dan Hettinger and former Major League player and broadcaster turned motivational speaker Darrel Chaney...

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Barry Larkin Profile for OverTime Magazine

Barry Larkin feature By Jeff Louderback This was originally published in OverTime Magazine. It dates back to 2008 but is one of my favorites that I have written!   One humid afternoon this summer at his home in Orlando, Barry Larkin was lounging on a raft in the pool when he broke the silence with a gratifying laugh. His wife, Lisa, asked him what the amusement was all about.   “I...

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Dan Patrick profile for Ohio Magazine

This appeared in Ohio Magazine. It dates back to 1999, but it is one of my favorite features that I have authored! ESPN’s Dan Patrick profile By Jeff Louderback Deep in the bowels of Building One, on the sprawling ESPN complex in Bristol, Ct., the space-age SportsCenter set bustles with activity. Awaiting the end of a college football game on this Thursday night, Dan Patrick settles into his...

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Jesse Biddle Prospect Profile for Baseball America

Jesse Biddle feature By Jeff Louderback Note: This was originally published in Baseball America   When Jesse Biddle was drafted in the first round (27th overall) by the Philadelphia Phillies in 2010, it marked the beginning of a memorable and exhaustive week that also saw him graduate from high school and start his professional baseball career. Unlike many first rounders, Biddle essentially...

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