FOX Sports South Presents: DRIVEN - Evan Gattis: My Story
Get an early look at latest episode of FOX Sports South's Emmy® Award-winning series DRIVEN, profiling Atlanta Braves fan favorite Evan Gattis. As a 26-year old rookie, the catcher, left fielder and occasional first baseman slugged his way to 21 home runs and 65 RBIs. The real story, however, is the long and winding road he took to make it to the major leagues. A high school phenom, he walked away from a baseball scholarship to Texas A&M University as he battled anxiety, substance abuse and depression. He found himself working odd jobs, including as a golf cart driver, ski lift operator and janitor. In 2010 he decided to give baseball another try. Three years later, he made the Braves’ big league roster during spring training and burst into the national spotlight, winning National League Rookie of the Month awards in both April and May of 2013.
DRIVEN, an original programming series, provides viewers with inspiring stories of dedication, accomplishments and success in sports by taking a deeper look at individuals and organizations with the innate drive to rise above their circumstances, fulfill their dreams and provide the rest of us with lasting memories. Upcoming episodes in 2014 include the stories of war hero-turned UFC fighter-turned college football analyst Brian Stann and Braves All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel.