On our first Offseason Chatter episode of 2021, we check in with Tyler Austin who was an integral part of Team USA’s run to a silver medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games this summer. The Conyers, Georgia, native talks about what it was like to represent the U.S. on sport’s biggest stage and what it meant to him to finally wear the red, white, and blue after not making Team USA twice in high school. He also touches on his diagnosis of testicular cancer at 17 years old and his work with the Sean Kimerling Foundation to raise money and spread awareness for those affected by the disease, as well as his offseason routines, his holiday plans and memories, and more. Austin was named the All-Olympic Team designated hitter after collecting hits in every game of the tournament for a team-high 10 throughout the event. He also led the Olympic Team in batting average (.417), doubles (3), runs (5), and RBIs (7) in six games.
Growing up, ten-time USA Baseball Women’s National Team alum Malaika Underwood always knew she wanted to play baseball. “In my life there is no pre-baseball,” Underwood said. “I’ve always loved baseball and it was the first sport that I ever chose to play.” So, whether it was playing in rec...Read more →