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Hosted by former MLB All-Star Matt Holliday and his wife Leslee, Table Forty is a show that brings organic conversations about Jesus and life. Take a seat at Table Forty with Matt and Leslee and get a better understanding of Jesus to help you discover who you are becoming and why it matters. Table Forty is part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network. For stories of sports and faith, check out http://SportsSpectrum.com
 
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After a stellar college career at Florida State, Shane Robinson played nine seasons in the major leagues, mostly with the St. Louis Cardinals, where he was teammates and won a World Series in 2011 with "Table Forty" co-host Matt Holliday. He and his wife Jess met while at Florida State together, and they join "Table Forty" this week to talk about m…
 
Lance Lynn just completed his 10th season in the major leagues, where he put together one of the best seasons in his career and finished third in the Cy Young voting. He won a World Series in 2011 as a member of the St. Louis Cardinals, where he was teammates with Matt Holliday, and has been named an All-Star twice — in 2012 and 2021. He's finished…
 
Episode 80 Brett Phillips has played five season in the major leagues with the Milwaukee Brewers, Kansas City Royals, and the Tampa Bay Rays, where he was a member of the 2020 World Series team. Aside from delivering a walk-off single in Game 4 of the 2020 World Series, Phillips is known for his engaging personality and infectious attitude on and o…
 
Episode 79 Zack Esposito is in his sixth season as associate wrestling coach at Oklahoma State University, where he was also a star wrestler from 2002-2006. He compiled a 120-12 record during his time in Stillwater, helping lead the Cowboys to the NCAA national championship every year from 2003-2006. In his 13 years on staff at Oklahoma State, he h…
 
Episode 78 This week on the Table Forty Podcast, Matt and Leslee Holliday talk about the importance of your story. Every Christian has a story, and it's important to share your story. Both Matt and Leslee share a little of their story as well and what they've learned about God as they've grown older and how the mystery of God actually drew them to …
 
Episode 77 Anthony Rendon is one of the top third basemen in the major leagues, and he's also vocal about sharing his faith in God. An All-Star and Silver Slugger Award winner in 2019, Rendon was also a member of the Washington Nationals World Series championship team that year. He signed with the Los Angeles Angels that offseason. He and his wife …
 
Episode 76 Jake Cronenworth burst onto the scene in 2021 as one of the best utility players in major league baseball. In his first full season with the San Diego Padres, Cronenworth hit 21 home runs and drove in 77 runs on his way to earning his first All-Star Game selection. A standout two-way player at the University of Michigan, Cronenworth has …
 
This week on Table Forty, Matt and Leslee Holliday are joined by their oldest son, Jackson, to talk about travel baseball and the lessons he's learned in his young baseball career. Jackson is committed to play at Oklahoma State University, where Matt serves as a volunteer assistant coach, and he talks with his parents about travel baseball coming t…
 
Episode 73 John Means has cemented himself as one of the best pitchers in the American League. He was named an All-Star in 2019, and on May 5, 2021, he threw his first career no-hitter and put together a successful 2021 season. His wife Caroline was a professional soccer player who played for Seattle Reign FC, Sky Blue FC, and Orlando Pride after a…
 
Episode 72 After six seasons in the major leagues, Brad Thompson transitioned into television and radio broadcasting. He works as a color analyst for St. Louis Cardinals games for Bally Sports Midwest and is the co-host of The Fast Lane on 101 ESPN in St. Louis. Thompson was a member of the 2006 World Series champion Cardinals team, and played with…
 
Episode 71 Ten years ago, Matt and Leslee Holliday helped launch Homers for Health, a program that partnered with Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital in St. Louis to raise money for sick and injured children. In conjunction with the celebration of the 2011 World Series champion Cardinals team, the Hollidays returned to St. Louis to celebrate 10 ye…
 
Episode 70 This week on the Table Forty Podcast, Matt and Leslee Holliday speak with Sports Spectrum Podcast host Jason Romano. A former producer at ESPN, Romano made the move to Sports Spectrum in 2017. He now serves as the Director of Media for Sports Spectrum. In this conversation, Jason talks about his experiences working at ESPN as well as the…
 
Episode 69 Tim Corbin has been the head coach of the Vanderbilt baseball team since 2003, and in that span he's guided the Commodores to two national championships and has made the program a perennial power, boasting numerous first round major league draft picks. He took over at Vanderbilt after serving as an assistant at Clemson and the head coach…
 
Episode 68 Heath Evans played 10 years in the National Football League with the Seattle Seahawks, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, and New Orleans Saints, who he helped win Super Bowl XLIV against the Indianapolis Colts. In this conversation, he opens up about the struggles he endured throughout his career and the off-the-field issues he endur…
 
Episode 67 Chris Singleton played six seasons in the major leagues and entered into the broadcasting side of the game in 2006 shortly after he retired. He's been with ESPN since 2008, and since 2011 he has served as the lead game analyst for ESPN Radio's baseball coverage alongside Jon Sciambi and Dan Schulman. He also appears on ESPN's Sunday Nigh…
 
Episode 66 Editor's Note: This conversation was recorded prior to Chris Davis announcing his retirement from professional baseball. Chris Davis recently retired from major league baseball after 13 seasons, several of which he was heralded as one of the game's best power hitters. He finished his career with 295 career home runs and 780 RBIs, highlig…
 
Episode 65 Mike Sweeney played 16 seasons in the major leagues with the Kansas City Royals, Oakland Athletics, Seattle Mariners, and the Philadelphia Phillies. He spent most of his career with the Royals, where he was named to five All-Star games. He and his wife Shara married in 2002, and in this conversation they share the story of how they met t…
 
Episode 64 It's been a busy summer for Matt and Leslee Holliday as they've been traveling the southeast with their sons on their travel baseball circuit. They've spent a lot of time together on the road, and it's led them to a new perspective on some areas of marriage. They share some of their thoughts this week on marriage, what has helped them in…
 
Episode 63 Oliver Marmol is the bench coach for the St. Louis Cardinals, a role he's held since 2016, and he's one of the youngest coaches in the major leagues. He and his wife Amber met while in high school and dated long distance while Amber was at University of Central Florida and Oliver was playing baseball at College of Charleston. Oliver was …
 
Episode 62 Max Hewitt is a recent graduate of Oklahoma State University, where he was a catcher and infielder on the baseball team. He was also recently signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers to a free agent contract. He joins the Table Forty Podcast this week to talk about his upbringing in Canada, his baseball journey, getting signed to a pro contract…
 
Episode 61 Josh Holliday is the head baseball coach at Oklahoma State University. Since being hired in 2012, Josh had led the Cowboys to seven NCAA Regional appearances, three Super Regional appearances, and the 2016 College World Series. He was named the 2014 Big 12 Coach of the Year and the 2016 Midwest Regional Coach of the Year. Josh, who is Ma…
 
Episode 60 Chris Young is the director of tennis and the head women's tennis coach at Oklahoma State University. In 11 years as head coach of the women's program, he's turned it into a national power, highlighted by a national runner-up finish in 2016. He was unanimously chosen as the Big 12 Coach of the Year that same season. He and his wife Sarah…
 
Episode 59 Blake Hawksworth knows what it's like to experience the highs and lows of athletics. Rated as one of the top high school pitchers in the 2001 Major League Baseball draft class, Hawksworth was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in 28th round that summer. He instead enrolled at Bellevue Community College in Washington state, where he play…
 
Episode 58 Hannah Price is a woman dedicated to Jesus that served the Holliday family for years. She is full of joy and brought a ton of laughter to the Holliday family through the years. She loves deep conversations and hugs. She talks with Matt and Leslee Holliday about building an authentic faith and being your authentic self. She discusses the …
 
Episode 57 Table Forty is focused on bringing in unique guests each week. Every once in a while, though, Matt and Leslee Holliday share a conversation together — just the two of them. This week, Leslee interviews Matt about some of the more valuable lessons he learned during professional baseball career — lessons on discipline, how and when he knew…
 
Episode 56 After a successful 13-year career in the major leagues, Chris Young was hired in December as the general manager of the Texas Rangers, where he started his playing career in 2004. Just four years removed from playing, he's able to provide a unique perspective on the game in his new role. He joined the Table Forty podcast to talk with Mat…
 
Episode 55 Trevor Story is one of the premier shortstops in baseball. A two-time All-Star and Silver Slugger Award winner, Story is the face of the Colorado Rockies. He led the National League in steals during the shortened 2020 season and since his debut in 2016, he's remained relatively consistent as a hitter and defender. He's relied on his fait…
 
Episode 54 Wherever he's gone in his career, Mark Melancon has found success. In his first year with the San Diego Padres, he currently leads the major leagues in saves and was named the National League Reliever of the Month for the month of April. He and his wife Mary Catherine join the podcast to talk about how they met, what their 13-year major …
 
Episode 53 Bo Bichette is one of the most exciting young players in baseball. The Toronto Blue Jays shortstop is part of a young crop of players bringing talent and entertainment to the game. Bichette has also been a follower of Christ from a young age, and his faith has been what's kept him grounded as the spotlight got brighter on him during his …
 
Episode 52 One of the most accomplished quarterbacks in the Big 12 in recent memory, Mason Rudolph now plays quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers, serving as Ben Roethlisberger's backup. Rudolph starred at Oklahoma State from 2014-17, where he was the 2017 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award winner, given annually to the nation's top senior college q…
 
Episode 51 Clayton Kershaw is one of the best pitchers in the major leagues, and he and his wife Ellen work to have as much success in humanitarian efforts off the field. A three-time Cy Young Award winner, eight-time All-Star, and 2020 World Series winner, the Los Angeles Dodgers star and his wife participate in a number of charity and missions pr…
 
Episode 50 Daniel and Tori Murphy have been through a lot together — a 12-year baseball career, three children, and a couple breakups early on that brought both of them closer to Christ and each other. They joined Matt and Leslee to talk about all of that much more. Throughout his 12-year major league career, Daniel was selected to three All-Star G…
 
Episode 49 Rick Barnes is the head basketball coach at the University of Tennessee. He's put together one of the best coaching careers in recent memory with 727 wins, 24 of which have come in the NCAA Tournament. He coached Texas to the Final Four in 2003. He was named the Naismith Coach of the Year in 2019, the Southeastern Conference Coach of the…
 
Episode 48 Rest is something we recognize we need but we're not always great at doing it. Seth and Tori Bolt are here to help provide a way to do just that. Seth is a member of the popular band NEEDTOBREATHE, but when he's not touring or making music, he and his wife Tori operate Bolt Farm Treehouse, a company that provides relaxing getaways in lux…
 
Episode 47 Matt and Leslee close out Season One of the podcast by reminiscing on each episode and what stood out to them with each conversation. They're taking a break during March and will be back on April 13 to celebrate one year of the show launching and kick off Season Two. The next season will feature much of the same conversations on faith, l…
 
Episode 46 Josh Willingham played 11 seasons in the major leagues with stints with the Florida Marlins, Washington Nationals, Oakland Athletics, Minnesota Twins, and Kansas City Royals. He hit 195 career home runs and won the Silver Slugger Award in 2012 when he hit a career-high 35 home runs and drove in a career-high 110 runs. He and his wife Gin…
 
Episode 45 Brian Roberts played 14 season in the major leagues, mostly with the Baltimore Orioles, where he was named an All-Star in 2005 and 2007. He spent his final season with the New York Yankees. He and his wife Diana married in 2009. In this conversation, they talk with Matt and Leslee about their faith, their marriage, and how God is at the …
 
Episode 44 Mike Matheny is the manager of the Kansas City Royals and was previously the manager for the St. Louis Cardinals from 2012-2018, where he managed Matt Holliday and led the team to the 2013 World Series. He also led the Cardinals to three straight National League Central championships. He played 13 seasons in the major leagues with the Mi…
 
Episode 43 Matt and Leslee share what's helped them have a successful 20-year marriage. They talk about making vows and sticking to them, the importance of centering a marriage on Christ, and forgiveness. Matt played for 15 years in the major leagues and their marriage has withstood all the travel and upheavals that his career has brought. They hav…
 
Episode 42 Dave Dravecky's story is one of finding hope, courage, and perseverance in the midst of deep uncertainty. In 1988, he was in the peak of his Major League Baseball career. Pitching for the San Francisco Giants, his Opening Day win was overshadowed later that season when doctors discovered cancer in his throwing arm and had to remove half …
 
Episode 41 Mike Shildt is the manager of the St. Louis Cardinals, a role he's been in since July 2018 when he took over for Mike Matheny. He's been in baseball his whole career, including time spent as the manager of the Memphis Redbirds and as an assistant coach at a number of minor league organizations. He also served as an assistant coach at the…
 
Episode 40 Rickie Fowler is one of the world's most premiere golfers, boasting five PGA Tour wins and top three finishes in each of the four majors. His 2014 season was highlighted by second place finishes at the U.S. Open and The Open Championship, as well as a third place finish at the PGA Championship. He also finished second in the 2018 Master'…
 
Episode 39 Skip Schumaker is a former Major League Baseball player whose career spanned 11 seasons, including stints with the St. Louis Cardinals, Los Angeles Dodgers and Cincinnati Reds. He was a member of two World Series championship teams with the Cardinals in 2006 and 2011, when he was a teammate with Matt Holliday. The San Diego Padres hired …
 
Episode 38 Thane Marcus Ringler grew up in the heart of America, in the small town of Hutchinson, KS. After playing for four years at The Master’s University (in CA), he turned to competing in the ranks of the professionals. He played for over three years as a professional golfer, competing all over the world and alongside some of the best in the w…
 
Episode 37 Matt and Leslee share their favorite Christmas memories. If you enjoyed this episode, we know you'll love these conversations as well: - Adam and Jennie Wainwright - Ben Roethlisberger Table Forty is part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network. For stories of sports and faith, check out SportsSpectrum.com…
 
Episode 34 Today, Matt and Leslee talk to Chris and Lauren Pronger. Chris played 18 seasons in the National Hockey League with Hartford, St. Louis, Edmonton, Anaheim and Philadelphia from 1993-2011. In 2000, he won the Hart Memorial Trophy as the NHL's Most Valuable Player and was a member of 6 NHL All-Star teams. In 2007, he led Anaheim to a Stanl…
 
Episode 33 Nick Graham played high school basketball with Matt and is regarded as one of the top basketball player development specialists in the country. He grew up around college basketball and credited his dad, Paul's tenure as an assistant coach at Oklahoma State for developing him as a basketball teacher. Nick would go on to play college baske…
 
Episode 32 Today Matt and Leslee talk to Sean Casey. Known as "The Mayor" Sean played 12 MLB seasons with the Reds, Indians, Pirates, Tigers and Red Sox. He was a 3-time All-Star and in 2012, was inducted into the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame. Sean is now a baseball analyst with MLB Network and one of the best story-tellers around. Table Forty is p…
 
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