Jim Sundberg

Professional athletes understand teamwork. It takes a team to make success. Jim Sundberg shares what he learned in Major League Baseball with business owners to use with their own teams. And face it, it is just cool spending the afternoon with someone who has scored the winning run in a World Series game. Texas Rangers Hall of Fame, Golden Glove recipient and one of the top catchers of all time – and an all around nice guy…Jim Sundberg adds to any corporate event.

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Jim Sundberg established himself as one of the top defensive catchers in the American League by winning six consecutive Gold Glove Awards from 1976 to 1981. In a sixteen-year major league career, Sundberg played in 1,962 games, accumulating 1,493 hits in 6,021 at bats for a .248 career batting average along with 95 home runs, 624 runs batted in and an on-base percentage of .327. His .993 career fielding average was 8 points higher than the league average over the span of his playing career. Sundberg led American League catchers six times in fielding percentage, putouts and assists. He completed 145 double plays in 1,962 games in his career, and holds the major league record for the best ratio of double plays to errors of any catcher in major league history behind the plate for at least 1,000 games.

In Game Six of the 1985 World Series, Jim Sundberg scored the dramatic ninth inning winning run by sliding into home plate, skillfully avoiding the tag of St. Louis Cardinals catcher Darrell Porter. He caught 130 shutouts in his career, ranking him fifth all-time among catchers. Sundberg played more games as a catcher than any other player in Rangers history (1,512). He still ranks fifth today. Richard Kendall of the Society for American Baseball Research devised an unscientific study that ranked Sundberg as the third most dominating fielding catcher in major league history.

Sundberg stepped down from his position as Senior Executive Vice President with the Rangers on July 2, 2014, after spending 10 years in the front office.

Today, Jim Sundberg is a sought after keynote speaker sharing leadership and teambuilding skills with audiences across North America. Jim educates and entertains his audiences with his years of experience in a field where team is key.

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Jim in Action

Jim Sundberg: Catching Hall of Fame Pitchers
Jim Sundberg: Baseball Stories & Giveaway

Jim's Topic

Teamwork is not just an "exercise for company retreats", true teamwork is what creates success in business, and great leaders create great teams.

Learn from baseball great, Jim Sundberg, how to create and lead a successful team. A baseball team is the perfect illustration of taking a group of individuals and focusing on each individuals' strengths to create the strongest whole and achieve a single vision. Jim speaking about teamwork.

  • Jim shares stories that illustrate qualities of leadership and teamwork
  • Learn a vision of teamwork that is applicable to all businesses
  • How success and failure impact all team members and team chemistry
  • Jim's inside view of the major leagues
  • Spend time with a baseball hall-of-famer. Jim offers autographs and is happy to attend dinners, etc.