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July 30, 2019

Dan Plesac: Mental Toughness, Extra Effort, Episode #22, 7-29-19

Dan Plesac: Mental Toughness, Extra Effort, Episode #22, 7-29-19

Are you looking to up your game in mental toughness? Dan Plesac shares his personal champion’s mentality, including how to use the “mental toughness, extra effort” mindset. 

Plesac, who has recently taken up swimming, talks with hosts Kelly Palace and Maria Parker about how the sport has taught him mental and physical determination.

“Swimming is a lot more difficult than I thought it was because there is so much alone time,” Plesac says in the interview. “You have to be very disciplined at it.”

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More About Dan Plesac

Dan Plesac is a record-holding Major League Baseball player and three-time All Star, where he spent 18 seasons as a pitcher, spending time with six different teams, including the Milwaukee Brewers. In his 18 year career, he was never on the disabled list and never had surgery. He is the leader for the Brewers in appearances, saves and earned-run average, playing in 1,064 games total in his career. 


Episode Topics and Mentions


MTXE - Mental Toughness Extra Effort

Wichita State



Milwaukee Brewers

Major League Baseball


Beginning swimmer


Michael Jordan

Michael Phelps

Don Mattingly

Cal Ripken Jr.

Dave Winfield

Ken Griffey Sr. 

Bill Wegman

Larry Haney

Rick Cerone

Andre Thornton

Cecil Fielder

Joe Orsulak

Mickey Tettleton

Pete Bodavich

Justin Verlander

Yankee Stadium

Chicago White Sox

Gary, Indiana

NC State

Sense of humor



Action Items From the Hosts 

Maria: Implement a routine to do before starting anything -- including work. 

Kelly: Add some humor to things that tie you in a knot. Instead of getting frustrated, look for the funny side.

Quote of the Week: “If you’re going through Hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill

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