The Cat Chat Podcast – Ep 25: Rick Ankiel

The former Cardinals pitcher and outfielder turned bestselling author joined his regional cable colleague Jim Hayes to discuss his remarkable life and career…


  • Reliving his infamous start versus the Braves in the 2000 NLDS
  • Why he still had plenty of confidence going into the Mets series
  • Describing his book writing process with Yahoo’s Tim Brown
  • What led him to drinking during two games in the 2001 season
  • Quick move from pitcher to outfielder in Spring Training 2005
  • How many people truly believed he’d succeed as an outfielder
  • Did he envision working in the media during his playing days
  • Biggest challenge as an analyst & thoughts on 2018 Cardinals


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