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Paul Byrd      

Former MLB Pitcher; Bally Sports Broadcaster; President of The Byrdhouse Ministries

Former MLB pitcher, Emmy award-winning broadcaster, and best-selling author, Paul Byrd has been married to Kymberlee for 23 years and is the father of Grayson and Colby. byrd attended Louisiana State University where he was a two-time Academic-All SEC player, the team GPA leader, and an NCAA National Champion.

Byrd played for 19 years in Major League Baseball. After shoulder reconstruction in 2000, he thought he would never play again. Instead, he began to swing his arms and bring back the double pump wind-up which eventually became his signature delivery and brand in baseball. Sought after by numerous teams for his leadership in the locker room Byrd walked away from three large guaranteed contracts at the age of 38.

Voted “Nicest Guy in Baseball” by the players and the “Steve Olin Tim Crews Good Guy” by the Writers Association, Byrd is now an Emmy-winning broadcaster for Fox Sports. As a highly sought after professional speaker, Byrd can be found at Ivy League schools debating and teaching faith in sports and winning principles in business. Byrd is also the President of The Byrdhouse Ministries 501c3 charity.

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