ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - This week on the podcast, East Anchorage’s Corey Madden discusses his incredible journey from barely making a community college roster to nearly playing in the Major Leagues.
What is the KTUU Sports Podcast
Each week the KTUU Sports Department will sit down and talk sports from a different perspective than you're used to seeing on television. The goal of the podcast is to go more in-depth with the subjects they are interviewing, rather than the quick soundbite you might hear on TV.
KTUU Sports Podcast notes
:33 Madden talks about his transition from professional baseball career to coaching locally in Alaska.
2:02His current connection to Alaska high school baseball.
2:48 Madden’s early little league days on the diamond.
4:05 Why he became a pitcher.
6:25 His career at East High School.
9:15 Despite a great prep career, Madden wasn’t recruited out of high school, and had to try out for Feather River Community College in California.
13:00 Earned a scholarship to play baseball at Saint Mary’s College.
15:15 How Madden found out he got drafted by the Chicago Cubs.
17:57 Gets drafted again, and begins his professional baseball career.
19:00 His time in the Gulf Coast League, and playing against Clayton Kershaw.
19:30 ‘Small towns and long bus rides’ -- life as minor league baseball league players.
21:30 ‘Toastman’ heckles Giancarlo Stanton.