Lorenzo McCutchen, father of MLB superstar Andrew McCutchen, shares his story of raising Andrew. The power of being a wise parent is very evident in this inspiring interview. What's extra cool is that this is the first interview where I was able to incorporate listener audience questions as well.
In this 40-minute episode, you'll learn:
- the sacrifice Lorenzo made for Andrew
- when Andrew started playing baseball and whether he excelled initially
- when Lorenzo first recognized Andrew might be something special
- Lorenzo's advice on how to get an edge over other baseball athletes
- what age Andrew was able to catch and throw
- how much of Andrew's training was encouraged by Lorenzo vs. how much Andrew drove himself
- two things Andrew did in senior year of high school to prepare to dominate
- whether Andrew's drive to be great was self-motivated or parent-influenced
- how Lorenzo could tell Andrew loved the game
- how long Lorenzo was Andrew's coach
- what age Andrew started playing travel ball
- what travel ball did for Andrew
- whether Andrew chose baseball or football, or whether Lorenzo helped Andrew with the decision
- whether speed is God-given, developed or both
- whether playing multiple sports develops athleticism, or whether athleticism leads you to play multiple sports
- whether elite skill is God-given, developed or both
- why Lorenzo thinks baseball is not attractive to African-Americans
- Lorenzo's baseball parenting style
- how Andrew's parents helped him become the humble humanitarian he is
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