Episode 100: Tri-Cultural Success At It’s Best: The Real Life Mr. Baseball w/Orestes “Big O” Destrade
This week we are joined by Former MLB and Japan League Player and Tampa Bay Devil Rays Broadcaster, Orestes Destrade!
About our guest: Orestes in 2022, entered his 12th season as part of the Rays Award-winning, Fox Sports Florida broadcast. And his 20th year in TV+Radio Broadcasting. Co-hosting the popular Rays Live Pre and Post Show(s). As well as, appearing during select home games, as an in-game sideline color analyst and certain Rays Spanish broadcasts. Orestes is also, in the Tampa Bay Rays front office as, Director of Baseball/Community Outreach. Representing and appearing in many capacities and events as a Rays Org Ambassador.
In August of 2018, Orestes was Honored at MetLife Stadium by his former Japan NPB Team, the Seibu Lions, as one of only 4 All-Time Greats of the Lions.
He was the only Gaijin/Foreigner of the 4 Players Honored during the Lions season-long 40th Club Anniversary Celebration.
In Dec 2017, Orestes and his Fox crew won a Regional Sports Emmy Award for the Rays, in-game production called, “Demo-Day”. In which, Orestes played a key role in creating and appearing in.
Born in Cuba and raised in Miami since he was 6 years old, Orestes Destrade played 1B/OF/DH for 15 pro seasons including, in the Major Leagues with the New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Florida Marlins.
Former Professional Athlete turned Serial Entrepreneur. Nick has been featured in CBS, NBC, FOX, The New York Times, Yahoo Finance, Disrupt Magazine and USA Wire. Nick is a Husband, Father & Coach. Nick is the Host of The Histreak Podcast. President of Team Hiter. Vice President of SANDLOTT Sports. Founder of Hitlab Creative Studios. Partner of Home Agent Group. Partner of Hub Holdings.
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