65 minutes | May 18, 2023
If Keep Swinging had a movie poster, Jake Burger would be featured at the center of it. The Chicago White Sox third baseman was drafted 11th overall in 2017 and signed for $3.1 million. What happened next is something no one could have predicted or even be able to prepare for. Burger suffered multiple ankle injuries shortly after making his professional baseball debut that led to 1,163 days without playing organized baseball. On this episode of Keep Swinging with Matt Stucko, Burger details his journey back to the ball field, mental health, the highs and lows and so much more that will leave you feeling inspired and motivated.
40 minutes | Apr 28, 2023
The King of Collectibles: Ken Goldin
Netflix's "The King of Collectibles" star, Ken Goldin, is the Executive Chairman and Founder of Goldin Auctions, the leading marketplace for trading cards, collectibles and memorabilia. People often refer to him as the Warren Buffet of sports collectibles. While you may have seen him doing box breaks with music star Drake or YouTube sensation Logan Paul, you likely have seen him setting records for the most expensive trading cards and memorable ever sold like the Mike Trout Bowman rookie card that went for $3.9 million! In this episode of Keep Swinging, Matt Stucko gives you a better look at who Ken Goldin actually is and how he came to sports fame and fortune.
76 minutes | Oct 5, 2022
MLB pitcher Amir Garrett is that dude. The lefty reliever is a player who entertains at the highest level, someone you'd pay to see perform, has a ton of passion and is an even better person than he is professional athlete. In this episode of Keep Swinging with Matt Stucko, the one-two punch details a wild journey to the big leagues that was split between playing Division I basketball and professional baseball. They also share stories about what it's like being a father, adopting pit bulls and crushing seltzers. This is a feel good show meant for anyone looking for a laugh and will leave you wanting to be your true self at all times.
63 minutes | Sep 28, 2022
MLB pitcher Tyler Glasnow has everything to offer on and off the baseball field. The 6-foot-8 flame thrower has the personality, presence and talents of a superstar. While his accolades and numbers throughout his career have looked great on paper, the former top prospect has evolved tremendously as an individual since being drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 5th round of the 2011 MLB Draft. On this episode of Keep Swinging, Glasnow touches on how his mentality has changed, why it is important to celebrate all of the wins in life, what excites him and brings him peace, as well fun topics like his Lil' Boosie lip tattoo and his solo trips to Europe. After missing 14 months due to Tommy John Surgery, Glasnow continues to take the baseball world by storm as you're about to find out with show host Matt Stucko.
49 minutes | Sep 21, 2022
Major League Baseball needs more players like Jack Flaherty and you're about to find out why in this episode of Keep Swinging. The St. Louis Cardinals selected the right-handed pitcher in the first round of the 2014 MLB Draft. Everything leading up to that special moment molded him into the man he is today. He was adopted just three weeks after being born into a family led by his mother who once told him, "don't let people lessen your confidence." She was and still is the ultimate warrior and her son would later develop into one both on and off the mound. Get ready to hear Flaherty's inspirational story and how he turned into one of the most marketable players in the game.
30 minutes | Sep 7, 2022
Mike Soroka Part 2
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Mike Soroka joins Keep Swinging for part two of discussing his life and journey in baseball with show host Matt Stucko. In this portion, the 2019 MLB All-Star talks about his comeback from injury, fun social media posts and so much more. This interview was filmed at a later date prior to the first recording.
29 minutes | Aug 31, 2022
Mike Soroka Part 1
Mike Soroka was drafted 28th overall by the Atlanta Braves in the 2015 MLB Draft. In 2018, he got his first call to the big leagues. Shortly after, he made the 2019 National League All-Star and during the following year he became the franchise's youngest starter on Opening Day in modern history. The righthand pitcher was on the fast track. Then he met adversity face-to-face when he got injured. Since August 3, 2020, Soroka has fought his way back to the major leagues and now he's on a mission. In part one of an interview with Soroka, he details what it was like growing up in Canada playing baseball, his love for hockey and so much more with host Matt Stucko. Stay tuned for part two which was recorded at a later date.
63 minutes | Aug 24, 2022
Mimsbandz creator James Mims
James Mims is one of the great innovators baseball has ever seen. He created a unique product for players across Major League Baseball nearly forty years ago and his solely owned business is thriving in today's game. He calls them Mimsbandz and only a select group of baseball players get to wear them on the baseball field. In this episode of Keep Swinging, Mims talks about how he came up with the idea, the superstars who have worn them and his story of how he overcame trials and tribulations makes him the ultimate guest for the show hosted by Matt Stucko.
33 minutes | Aug 17, 2022
Top MLB prospect Brennen Davis
Chicago Cubs number one prospect Brennen Davis has been making headlines since being drafted in the second round of the 2018 MLB Draft after signing for $1.1 million. His career has been highlighted so far by winning back-to-back Buck O'Neil Cubs Minor League Player of the Year awards and the 2021 MLB Futures Game MVP. Both of these honors came during a time where the minor leagues took a backseat due to a cancelled season. In this episode of Keep Swinging, the potential future face of baseball talks about how he was able to stay focused, the lessons he learned from raising many animals at home and what excites him most about the city of Chicago with host Matt Stucko. Get to know one of the brightest young stars in baseball in this episode!
44 minutes | Aug 10, 2022
Multi-Sport Olympic Medalist Eddy Alvarez
There are only six athletes in world history ever to medal in both the Summer and Winter Olympics. This week's guest on Keep Swinging is one of them. Professional baseball player Eddy Alvarez hops on the show to talk about where his unreal athleticism comes from, what fuels his fire, how a guitar helped save his life and so much more. This interview was recorded shortly before he made sports history in Tokyo and he is currently a member of the Milwaukee Brewers organization. Enjoy the inspirational and motivational ride with Eddy the Jet and host Matt Stucko.
62 minutes | Aug 3, 2022
3X All-Star Jason Kendall
Jason Kendall, who is one of the best catchers in MLB history, hops on the show to talk about growing up in California, bringing culture to the game of baseball, some of his most memorable moments on and off the field plus so much more. Matt Stucko brings you closer to the three-time MLB All-Star who was drafted in the first round of the 1992 MLB Draft and put together a record-setting career during his 15 years at the big league level. Jason Kendall is going to fire you up in this episode of Keep Swinging.
57 minutes | Jul 27, 2022
MLB rising star pitcher Josiah Gray only had one college scholarship offer when he was in high school and it was from a Division II program. The righthander dominated with the Le Moyne Dolphins and ended up being drafted in the second round of the 2018 MLB Draft. He skyrocketed to the big leagues, where he's been impressive early in his career as a member of the Washington Nationals. Like Gray said the night he got drafted, he is showing the impossible is possible as he hops on Keep Swinging to share his story with Matt Stucko.
56 minutes | Jul 10, 2022
Municipal CEO Harry Arnett
MUNICIPAL was founded by Mark Wahlberg, Steve Levinson and Harry Arnett, who is the CEO of the company and this week's guest on Keep Swinging. Arnett is well-known for his past executive roles in the golf industry at companies like Callaway Golf and TaylorMade. If you saw the HBO Max six-episode documentary Wahl Street, you likely saw his leadership skills and work ethic on full display. In this episode, the entrepreneur goes more into the intense scenes from Wahl Street, his successful career and shares insight on what it takes to be a great boss while leading your company to success. Get ready to take notes because Arnett dishes serious knowledge from experience throughout the show!
45 minutes | Jul 5, 2022
MLB rising star Jo Adell hops on the show to talk about overcoming epilepsy, having belief in yourself, playing to the level of expectation and so much more. Matt Stucko brings you closer to the 10th overall 2017 MLB Draft pick who is one of baseball's most popular young players on and off the field. Adell's story of battling adversity and pushing the limits to succeed in all stages of his career will leave you wanting to do the same.
70 minutes | Jun 29, 2022
MLB All-Star starting pitcher Brandon Woodruff hops on the show to talk about how he beat the odds making it to the big leagues from a small town, overcoming a family tragedy, memorable moments during his playing career and so much more. Matt Stucko brings you closer to the two-time All-Star and Cy Young candidate who has taken the big leagues by storm since making his MLB debut in 2017. Woodruff will remind you that anything is possible no matter where you are from.
64 minutes | Jun 22, 2022
2019 MLB All-Star catcher James McCann hops on the show to talk about beating all odds since birth, raising a family of his own, memorable moments during his playing career and so much more. Matt Stucko brings you closer to the 2011 MLB Draft second round pick who is now part of the Baltimore Orioles organization. McCann will remind you that anything is possible when you believe!
65 minutes | Jun 15, 2022
MLB great Kenny Lofton hops on the show to talk about his childhood, being one of two athletes in history to play in a NCAA basketball Final Four and World Series, the swag he brought to the game of baseball, being featured in a J. Cole song, his NFT projects and so much more. Matt Stucko brings you closer to the six-time MLB All-Star and four-time Gold Glove outfielder who had an amazing 17-year career that totaled almost 2,500 hits and 622 stolen bases which ranks 15th all-time in baseball history. Get ready to laugh and be motivated by the success story Lofton shares on this episode of Keep Swinging.
59 minutes | Jun 8, 2022
Nolan Gorman has one of the brightest futures of any player in baseball. The St. Louis Cardinals stud is off to one of the best starts to a career of any player in team history. While he's known for being one of the most versatile players in the game and possessing huge amounts of power at the plate, his journey to the big leagues is out of a movie and he's got a great understanding for growing the sport. Matt Stucko brings you closer to the 2018 first round MLB Draft pick, who happens to be the first player born in the 2000s to be drafted by a major league team. Get ready to laugh and be motivated by Gorman in this episode of Keep Swinging.
69 minutes | May 25, 2022
MLB All-Star Whit Merrifield hops on the show to talk about his love for golf, time at the University of South Carolina, perseverance during his journey to the major leagues, funny teammates and so much more. Matt Stucko brings you closer to one of the game's best players who has multiple hit titles, three stolen base crowns and a pair of All-Star appearances since his MLB debut in 2017. Get pumped for a story that is going to fire you up on this episode of Keep Swinging.
43 minutes | May 18, 2022
MLB rising star pitcher Triston McKenzie hops on the show to talk about his career .500 batting average, how his nickname combines his love for medicine and baseball, his awareness of his brand and so much more. Matt Stucko brings you closer to the 42nd overall 2015 MLB Draft pick who is currently dominating as a starter in the Cleveland Guardians rotation. McKenzie's story will make you realize how professional athletes are normal people and how social media can play a huge role in building your brand.