Jim Abbott’s Journey from Professional Ballplayer to Professional Speaker

Retired from the MLB in his 30s, keynote Jim Abbott had to figure out what to do with the rest of his life. Hear how this shy Midwesterner used many of the traits of being a successful big-league pitcher to become a polished motivational speaker. 


JIM ABBOTT:Well, professional sports are an interesting occupation. You know, you'd love to keep playing for a long is you want to unfortunately doesn't always happen. So, I retired in my early thirties. I was done with baseball, and it was a scary time.

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