There’s nothing quite like Major League Baseball in October! New heroes and old step up to plate and onto the field in big situations and deliver unforgettable moments some fans will never forget. After their playing days are over, MLB legends are still bringing audiences to their feet as motivational sports speakers for awards banquets, corporate conferences, leadership summits and other special events. In the spirit of the Fall Classic, below are the top ten MLB Motivational Speakers for hire:
Reggie Jackson: With a nickname like Mr. October, you know this famous motivational sports speaker understands what it’s like to perform and succeed under pressure! Reggie is an iconic hall of famer and the only player ever win 2 World Series MVP awards. He can teach your audience about leadership, setting goals, and how to overcome the fear of failure to succeed in any situation.
Cal Ripken Jr.: Cal represents everything good about Major League Baseball. His work ethic, his leadership, his determination and the way he played the game is a metaphor for the what it takes to succeed in work and life. Cal is a poignant motivational keynote speaker who shares his experiences from the baseball diamond to motivate others to have the courage to take risks and harness their passion to succeed.
Joe Carter: Joe lived out every baseball player’s dream in 1993, hitting a walk off home run in the bottom of the 9th to win the World Series for the Toronto Blue Jays. His home run is still considered one of the greatest playoff moments to this day. Now retired, Joe travels the country to share his story as one of the top MLB motivational speakers for corporate conferences and special events.
David Ortiz: This year, baseball fans said goodbye to one of the most revered and prolific hitters and playoff performers ever to play the game. Big Papi played a huge role in the Red Sox’s first World Series championship in 86 years in 2004 as well as their next two titles in 2007 and 2013. He galvanized the city of Boston with his intense passion and utmost respect for the organization and its fans. David’s retirement brings new opportunities to continue to positively impact others as a motivational sports speaker for events.
Derek Jeter: When even your biggest of rivals tip their caps, you know you’ve left an impact. Derek Jeter was the captain behind 5 World Series titles for the New York Yankees and a career full of clutch moments and superhuman performances. His lead-by-example attitude motivated his teammates to reach their full potential and his tips and life lessons will inspire your audience to exceed their goals with preparation and dedication.
Joe Buck: Joe is the voice synonymous with October baseball. He has worked as the lead play-by-play commentator of the World Series since 1996, having had a front row seat to the unforgettable playoff moments that have played out over the last two decades. Outside of the press box, Joe is one of the most exciting and engaging MLB motivational speakers for hire sharing anecdotes from his journey as an Emmy Award-winning sports commentator.
Mariano Rivera: This Yankee closer is undoubtedly one of the top ten MLB motivational speakers for hire right now. Mariano’s longevity and consistency on the hill over the course of his 19-year career is a testament to his work ethic and dedication to his craft. In 2016, Mariano has been a hit as a keynote speaker inspiring future generations at youth leadership conferences and sports banquets. Like most of the names on this list, Mariano is available for meet & greets, autograph signings and other personal appearances in addition to keynote speaking engagements.
Nolan Ryan: No one has enjoyed a career in Major League Baseball quite like Nolan Ryan. As a pitcher, Nolan mowed down the competition with 7 career no-hitters and the most strikeouts in MLB history. After his playing days were over, Nolan has had equal success as an entrepreneur and business owner. As a motivational sports keynote speaker, Nolan shares fun stories from his time in the MLB as well as his keys to success in business.
Pedro Martinez: The hall of fame career of Pedro Martinez speaks for itself, but he would love to tell you all about it as a keynote speaker at your upcoming sports dinner, event or fundraiser. Pedro discusses his journey from the Dominican Republic to the major leagues and the challenges he faced adjusting to life as a professional baseball player. His drive to succeed propelled him to achieve greatness and he can impart his wisdom on your audience to help them surpass their own expectations and self-imposed limitations.
Aaron Boone: Before his new gig as a leading ESPN game analyst, Aaron was best remembered for his walk-off Game 7 home run in 2003 that gave the New York Yankees the ALCS title over the rival Boston Red Sox. When speaking at corporate conferences and events, Aaron pulls from his experiences growing up in a prominent baseball family, his career in the league and his time spent as a sports commentator to inspire audiences to follow their passion and take the necessary steps to achieving their goals.
If you would like to hire a motivational sports speaker from the list above or from our database of MLB motivational speakers, contact Sports Speakers Bureau today via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (212)410-4243.