Ox reflects upon a stellar baseball career
Currently playing with KT Wiz in the Korea Baseball Organisation, Queenslander Chris Oxspring has enjoyed a lengthy and distinguished career at the highest levels in the sport.
Now a playing veteran at 37 years of age, Oxspring pitched professionally in United States – including a stint at MLB level with San Diego Padres – and he remains a revered figure in Asian baseball, having played at elite national level in Japan and Korea.
Along the journey, Chris Oxspring has been a regular Australian national representative – including two World Baseball Classic campaigns – and he was a star for our national team when it won the silver medal at the Athens Olympics in 2004.
At home, the right-armed hurler has helped raise the profile of the Australian Baseball League as a player and bullpen coach for Sydney Blue Sox, with whom he posted impressive pitching numbers.
Ever the consummate playing professional, Chris Oxspring sat down for a chat with Alumni Chairman Brett Ward in Korea just recently. The result is a compelling two-part interview that will be of enormous interest to any baseball person – though more especially to our younger brigade of players seeking to embark on a career in the sport.
Australian Baseball Alumni extends its sincere appreciation to Chris Oxspring for generously providing insights into the trials, the tribulations, the opportunities, the challenges and the rewards that a professional playing career has presented to him.
CHRIS OXSPRING: PART ONE
CHRIS OXSPRING: PART TWO