Vlad And Vlad Jr., Wheelchair Tennis Journey, Basketball And NASA

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Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. made his MLB debut with the Toronto Blue Jays on April 26, 2019. (Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. made his MLB debut with the Toronto Blue Jays on April 26, 2019. (Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

For much of his early baseball career, Vladimir Guerrero was the face of the Montreal Expos. But in 2003, Guerrero left for Anaheim — and a year later, the Expos left for Washington, D.C. This week on Only A Game, a lifelong Montreal baseball fan remembers the Expos and Guerrero — and discusses his newfound excitement for the Hall of Famer's son, Vlad Jr. Plus, South Africa's wheelchair tennis champion, Kgothatso Montjane, shares her journey to Wimbledon. And how Marcie Washington brought lessons from her basketball career to her time as an engineer at NASA. Join us!

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This program aired on July 6, 2019.


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