Episode 180: On Being in “The Zone” with 15 Year MLB Pitcher Todd Stottlemyre

Todd Vernon Stottlemyre (born May 20, 1965) is a former right-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played 15 seasons for the Toronto Blue Jays, Oakland Athletics, St. Louis Cardinals, Texas Rangers and Arizona Diamondbacks. He is the son of Mel Stottlemyre, former New York Yankees pitcher. His brother Mel Stottlemyre, Jr. also pitched in the major leagues for the Kansas City Royals in 1990.todd1

Guest Bio:

He was selected by the Blue Jays out of UNLV as the third overall pick in the 1985 MLB draft.

Stottlemyre became interested in the stock market soon after receiving his signing bonus with the Blue Jays. He hired long time family friend Frank Aiello to manage his portfolio where Aiello purchased shares in Pepsi prior to a 3:1 stock split. After he was placed on the disabled list for the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2000, Stottlemyre began to get “really serious about trading”.

After retiring from baseball in 2002, Stottlemyre became a stock market analyst for Merrill Lynch. Realizing that he was a better trader than investor, he began day trading and cites the mentorship of Joe Donohue and Brian Shannon with his success. Later, he followed his dream of founding a hedge fund.

As of 2010, Stottlemyre is a member of ACN Inc., operating a network within the multi-level marketing company selling telecommunications, energy, banking and other services. He is now a Regional Vice President of the company.

(source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Todd_Stottlemyre)

Some Questions We Ask:

  • When he hears the word successful, who’s the first person that comes to mind and why?
  • What does success mean to him?
  • If he could have dinner with one person he admires, past or present, who would it be and why?


Relentless Success: 9-Point System for Major League Achievement by Todd Stottlemyre

Five Major Pieces to the Life Puzzle by Jim Rohn

The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino

The Ten Ancient Scrolls for Success by Og Mandino

The Leader Who Had No Title: A Modern Fable on Real Success in Business and in Life by Robin Sharma

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

The Challenge to Succeed Audio CD by Jim Rohn

What you’ll learn in this episode:

  • Todd talks about how his father Mel is not only the model of success, but a mentor, coach, and a best friend.

“With every great success comes with lots of failures along the way.”

  • Todd opens up about being 15-years-old and giving bone marrow to his brother Jason.

“Nothing was going to hold me back from making it.”

“The day you stop dreaming and the day you stop having visions of your future is the day you die.”

“Most people don’t realize how simple success really is.”




Mel: Stottlemyre: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mel_Stottlemyre

Dave Stewart: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Stewart_(baseball)

The Zone Playbook: http://zoneplaybook.com/

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