Rocks to Pearls with Mike Bordick

Rocks to Pearls with Mike Bordick

Join Baltimore Orioles Hall of Famer Mike Bordick on Rocks to Pearls. In each episode, Mike will interview business leaders, sports figures, and others who have positively impacted the community. Learn about their processes for success. Rocks to Pearls is presented by the League of Dreams, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing all individuals, regardless of physical or mental capacity, the opportunity to experience the joy, challenges, and personal growth of playing the great games of baseball and softball. By swinging a bat, catching a ball, or even simply taking the field, these deserving individuals can develop lifelong values such as courage, confidence, friendship, and fitness. Visit www.leagueofdreams.org to learn more.

Episodes

February 13, 2022 35 mins

Baltimore native and 5-time winner of the Maryland Sportscaster of the Year Award, Tom Davis sits down with Mike Bordick to share his road to success. Davis discusses influential mentors, such as Vince Bagli, who helped him along his career path and cites hard work, gratitude, and being kind as secrets to his success, Davis talks about his coverage of the Baltimore Colts leaving Baltimore, Cal Ripken's 400th career home run, a...

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This week, Mike speaks with Kolen Spafford, a college student at UMBC. Despite being born with Cerebral Palsy, Kolen set and accomplished goals that many didn't think were possible, and he wants to use his experience to inspire others with disabilities to stay true to themselves and their dreams. Kolen was also one of the first athletes to participate in the League of Dreams, an organization that Kolen says had a positive impa...

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October 20, 2021 58 mins

This week Mike speaks with former Major League Baseball outfielder, Al Bumbry, who played for the Baltimore Orioles and San Diego Padres from 1972 through 1985. Bumbry was the 1973 American League Rookie of the Year and went on to become an All-Star champion, World Series champion and an inductee of the Baltimore Orioles Hall of Fame and Virginia Sports Hall of Fame.
 
More amazing is Bumbry’s service in the U.S. Army durin...

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October 2, 2021 53 mins

Join us, this episode as Mike speaks with Baltimore Orioles' great Scott McGregor who candidly shares stories about his early days of baseball, including the time he was "pitching scared" and overcame this slump to his days of finding his Christian faith. A true legend in the field of baseball, McGregor gives advice for those looking to pursue their dreams.

A lefty pitcher, McGregor was a major league baseba...

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This week Mike Bordick interviews Tim Bishop, the strength and conditioning coach for the Baltimore Orioles for fourteen years, coaching Mike himself and other baseball greats Cal Ripken, Jr., Eddie Murray,  BJ Surhoff, Mike Mussina, and Brian Roberts.  Listen as Tim shares his insight on mental toughness and what it takes to be a success.

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August 18, 2021 40 mins

Join us in this episode as Mike Bordick interviews Jeff Reboulet, whose 18-year professional baseball career included 12 years in Major League Baseball from 1992-2003 including his time with the Minnesota Twins, Baltimore Orioles, Kansas City Royals, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Pittsburgh Pirates. During his time with the Minnesota Twins, Reboulet served his fellow teammates in the role of player representative for the Major League Ba...

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July 25, 2021 24 mins

Join Mike Bordick as he interviews David R. McDuff, M.D. , long-time sports psychiatrist and mental preparation trainer for the Baltimore Orioles (1996-present) and Baltimore Ravens (1996-2013) and more recently the Performance Medicine Physician for the Indianapolis Colts (2015-2018).  He is also the author of the 2012 book “Sports Psychiatry: Strategies for Life Balance & Peak Performance”.  For his work with professional and...

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July 13, 2021 40 mins

Mike Bordick interviews baseball great Jim Palmer.  Jim was an American former professional baseball pitcher who played 19 years in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Baltimore Orioles (1965–1967, 1969–1984). Palmer was the winningest MLB pitcher in the 1970s, totaling 186 wins.

He also won at least 20 games in eight different seasons and won three Cy Young Awards and four Gold Gloves during the decade. His 268 career vi...

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