NORFOLK, Va. (Dec. 29, 2020) – SportsTalk 757, the web series presented by the Hampton Roads Sports Commission, kicks off a new year with three shows in January featuring a former Major League Baseball all-star, two veteran Hampton Roads sports journalists and an ACC assistant football coach.
The busy month gets underway at noon on Thursday, Jan. 7, when former professional baseball player Michael Cuddyer joins HRSC Executive Director Claudell Clark. Cuddyer, a Chesapeake native, spent 15 seasons in the Major Leagues, 11 with the Minnesota Twins, and won the 2013 Silver Slugger Award after leading the National League in batting while playing for the Colorado Rockies. A former star locally at Great Bridge High School, the two-time MBL all-star will discuss his amateur and professional playing career and his community service initiatives with Hampton Roads youth since retiring in 2015.
Cuddyer’s episode of SportsTalk 757 can be viewed via Zoom at this link or on Facebook Live.
SportsTalk 757 continues at noon on Monday, Jan. 18, when respected local sports journalists Larry Rubama and Jami Frankenberry of The Virginian-Pilot and The Daily Press are featured. Rubama and Frankenberry have both covered the local sports scene for more than 20 years. Rubama primarily covers the local high school beat in addition to serving as a columnist, while Frankenberry now serves as the sports editor at both local papers. Among other topics, the episode will preview spring sports in the region, highlighting players, coaches and teams projected to fare well.
Click here to watch the episode featuring Rubama and Frankenberry on Zoom, or watch on Facebook Live.
The final episode in January features University of Pittsburgh assistant football coach Chris Beatty at noon on Thursday, Jan. 28. Beatty cut his teeth as a wildly successful high school coach in Virginia, including a three-year run at Landstown High in Virginia Beach where he posted a 40-2 record and won a state title in 2004. He parlayed that success into assistant college coaching stints at Hampton University, West Virginia, U.Va., Wisconsin and Maryland, among others, before joining the Panthers in 2019. Beatty will discuss his tenure as a high school coach, his distinguished collegiate coaching career, and recruiting in Hampton Roads.
Click here to watch Beatty on SportsTalk 757 on Zoom, or watch on Facebook Live.
Past episodes can be viewed on the HRSC YouTube page.
As an affiliate of the Hampton Roads Chamber, the Hampton Roads Sports Commission is committed to strategically attracting, creating and hosting high caliber sports events, while fostering city cohesiveness and enhancing the economy, image and quality of life for the region.
The HRSC would like to thank corporate partners Optima Health, CHKD Sports Medicine, Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group, Pepsi and TowneBank for their support of this program.
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