Interview with Jim Leopold, November 13, 2015

Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries

 

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00:00:00 - Getting recruited at UK / relationship with coaches

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Partial Transcript: Well my name is Dennis Emery and I'm gonna be doing an interview with Jim Leopold who's one of the really, best two-way athletes to play in UK baseball history, according to Coach Madison.

Segment Synopsis: Leopold talks about how he decided on going to UK to play baseball. He talks about playing short-stop and working with Coach Jordan Horn and Coach Keith Madison.

Keywords: Coach Jordan Horn; Coach Keith Madison; Engineering; Recruiting; Scholarships; Short-stop

Subjects: Baseball players; University of Kentucky--Baseball

00:10:43 - Starting at UK and remembering teammates

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Partial Transcript: Well, uh, Jim, uh, Keith Madison here, uh, baseball coach at UK from nineteen--summer of 1978 to 2003.

Segment Synopsis: Leopold talks about starting out at UK and how knowing a few people on the team helped him transition into college baseball. He remembers his teammates and a memorable catch that he made.

Keywords: Catches; Chewing tobacco; Hitters; Pitchers; Positions; Teammates

Subjects: Baseball players; University of Kentucky--Baseball

00:24:42 - Remembering more teammates

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Partial Transcript: Okay, another, another lightning round name: Tim Terry.

Segment Synopsis: Leopold talks about more of his teammates. He remembers traveling and tells a story about an incident that happened while traveling.

Keywords: Batters; Roommates; Teammates; Traveling

Subjects: Baseball players; University of Kentucky--Baseball

00:36:26 - Improvements in the baseball facilities and transportation

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Partial Transcript: You know I--let me ask you this, and, and again Dennis may have touched on this, but, uh, obviously, when you have a coaching change, um, the emphasis on certain things are different and all that.

Segment Synopsis: Leopold talks about how the facilities improved when new coaches took over. He talks about transportation when he was on the baseball team and the seniors driving the vans.

Keywords: Basketball; Buses; Changes; Coaches; Facilities; Fields; Transportation; Vans

Subjects: Baseball players; University of Kentucky--Baseball

00:48:02 - Playing in the minor leagues / more memorable games

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Partial Transcript: Well Jim, uh, I don't want to stop this interview without saying, is there anything that you would like to share about your experience at Kentucky, not just baseball but on campus.

Segment Synopsis: Leopold remembers playing in the minor leagues and traveling with his wife. He remembers some memorable games of his college career.

Keywords: Games; Minor leagues; Practices; Southeastern Conference; Tutors; Wife

Subjects: Baseball players; Minor league baseball.; University of Kentucky--Baseball