Ruben Amaro Jr. is a former Major League Baseball player with 7 seasons of experience. He won an American League pennant with the Indians and a National League pennant with the Phillies. He was General Manager for the Phillies from 2008- 2015. He has also served as a Major League coach for the Mets and Red Sox. Most recently, he has served as a pre- and post-game analyst for NBC Sports in Philly.


  • 3:40 Harry Kalas and Philadelphia in 1992. 
  • 7:46 “You’re not as good as your dad.”
  • 9:41 View it as a challenge, not a negative.
  • 12:27 Creating a fire to prove someone wrong.
  • 15:08 Non-prospect. 
  • 16:48 Observing preparation.
  • 18:30 The little things that lead to success.
  • 21:02 Getting caught up and getting out of routines.
  • 23:30 Resetting, overcoming, and being the best bench player.
  • 26:26 Chosen as the last roster spot.
  • 29:03 Every at bat was a gun fight. 
  • 31:40 Sitting on the World Series parade float.
  • 33:16 “Another guy who figured out a way to win.”
  • 35:04 Winning is always the challenge. 
  • 36:47 Patience and impulsivity.
  • 38:03 Reflecting on Roy Halladay. 
  • 41:56 “You get hired to get fired.”
  • 43:53 Still Ruben Amaro Jr. 
  • 47:00 “It’s about your connection with the players.” 
  • 49:54 Respect in the coach-to-coach relationship.
  • 55:53 The outcome of losing the process. 
  • 58:23  Failure as a necessity.
  • 59:57 Taking a step back to go a step further.


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