Decatur legend Bill Madlock: Part 3

In Part 3 of his interview with Gordon Voit, Bill Madlock shares about his time with the 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates, his friendship with Hall of Fame inductee Lee Smith and what it was like to hit against notorious spitballer Gaylord Perry.

DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) -- Four-time National League batting champion Bill Madlock joins WAND's Gordon Voit for a multi-part interview that ranges in topics from his memories growing up playing at Decatur's Mueller Park to hitting his first high school home run for Eisenhower at Fans Field to how he got the nickname "Mad Dog".

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In Part 3: "Big League Days", Madlock discusses what he liked best about the 1979 "We Are Family" Pirates that won the World Series, 

Part 1: "Decatur Roots"

Part 2: "Turning Pro"

Part 3: "Big League Days"

Part 4: "Future of Baseball"

Stay tuned to WAND Sports for Part 4, in which Madlock discusses his coaching endeavors in Las Vegas where he lives, plus the state of baseball as it moves away from contact hitting (Madlock's expertise) and toward home runs and strikeouts!