Last Monday, JG Sports Media spoke with former Major League Baseball pitcher Paul Quantrill of Port Hope.
Today, his son Cal Quantrill, a pitcher for the San Diego Padres, is featured.
In this interview, Cal discusses waiting for the MLB season to resume, growing up in Port Hope, what it was like to hang out at big league ball parks with his dad, playing for the junior national team, his education and baseball career at Stanford University, which included Tommy John Surgery, and his journey to making his first MLB start.
Cal enjoyed playing baseball and hockey growing up, but eventually the time came it was clear to him he was a pitcher and started dedicating himself to that when he got to high school.
“I tell kids all the time, specializing in a sport is something that inevitably kind of happens as you get older, but holding off that specialization as long as you can and just enjoying being a kid and playing three sports and having different teammates and doing different athletic activities for me is kind of a must. I would recommend it for everybody.”
Click the play button above for the full interview.
NOTE: While we wait for local sports to return following the COVID-19 pandemic, a big part of JG Sports Media’s website content will be audio interviews, like this one.
Guests will include representatives from local sports organizations as well as other notable guests, many who have ties to this area and even some who don’t.