Repost: LOD, Episode 6: 12 Year MLB Veteran Michael Tucker
Michael Tucker was taken in the 1st round (10th overall) of the 1992 MLB Draft by the Kansas City Royals. Tucker played in the majors for 12 seasons with seven different ball clubs and was on teams that showcased some of the top names in the game. But Tucker also had his own heroics on the field, hitting the first ever home run at Turner Field as Brave in 1997; hit a three-run blast in the 1998 NLCS Game 5 to put the Braves ahead (drove in 5 runs in the game). In 2001, Tucker hit the first home run at the new Miller Park (Original home name of the Milwaukee Brewers) as a member of the Cincinnati Reds, and for the Giants, he hit a ball into McCovey Cove in 2004 and a Grand Slam into the waters in 2005. That is just a few of the milestones Tucker experienced in the game that saw him play for the Royals, Braves, Reds, Cubs, Giants, Phillies, and Mets.
Tucker sat down with Brian and David on the LOD Podcast and shared his time in baseball as well as how he has been able to continue to inspire the youth of today to play the game the right way.
Video Credit: MLB.com (Film Room)