How Baseball Teaches Players to Overcome Failure
Dave St. Peter is the President of the Minnesota Twins of Major League Baseball. He oversees the team’s day-to-day operations, strategic planning, and interaction with Major League Baseball.
In addition to his role with the team, St. Peter oversees the franchise’s sister company – Northern Lights Broadcasting – which includes 96.3 KTWN-FM, the Twins flagship radio affiliate commencing in 2013.
In this video, St. Peter discusses how the best hitters in baseball fail about seven out of 10 times, which is a great example of how baseball teaches life skills because players learn to overcome adversity and failure.
This is also true as a coach or general manager because those kinds of leaders need to allow their players or employees to make mistakes and take risks in order to learn and grow. According to St. Peter, the key is in how people react to mistakes, because if they are able to understand what caused the mistake, they won’t make the same one in the future.