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In 1981, a young pitcher named John Farrell arrived at Oklahoma State University (OSU) to play four years of baseball. After an eight-year career in Major League Baseball, Farrell returned to his alma mater to finish his degree. After graduation he stayed at OSU, to begin a coaching career that would eventually land him in Boston, where he managed the Red Sox to the 2013 World Series championship title.

Prior to the Utah Utes Baseball pre-season dinner and fundraiser, Farrell gave local media the opportunity for some personal interviews. Salt Lake Baseball Examiner asked Farrell about his time at Oklahoma State University and why he decided to return after retiring as a player; how the coaching staff influenced him first as a player and then later as a coach; and what advice he had for today’s young ballplayers hot in pursuit of their own dreams.

Click on the photo to listen to the full interview.

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