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Jarod Turina

Born and raised in the Chicagoland area, Jarod grew up an avid Cubs fan who fell in love with the Lovable Losers and the sport of baseball at a very young age. After playing for 14 years, hanging up the cleats was one of the toughest decisions he ever made, but it did allow him to move on and focus on his education and life off of the diamond. In May 2022, Jarod received his Bachelor of Science in Statistics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In July of 2022, Jarod moved to Philadelphia and is currently working as a server at Pearl’s Oyster Bar in the Reading Terminal Market. He still hopes to pursue a career in baseball operations – primarily in data analytics. At the moment, he has made it to twenty of the thirty MLB stadiums (and hopes to finish the next ten soon). In his free time, Jarod enjoys reading, gaming, working out, photography, but most of all, watching and talking baseball.


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Memorable Games Attended:
June 10, 2005:
Boston Red Sox vs. Chicago Cubs (First game played since 1918)
July 19, 2008: Detroit Tigers vs. Baltimore Orioles (Scott walk-off homerun)
July 23, 2009: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Chicago White Sox (Buehrle perfect game)
May 7, 2017: N.Y. Yankees vs. Chicago Cubs (Record for total strikeouts; 18 innings)
July 26, 2018: Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Chicago Cubs (Rizzo walk-off homerun)
August 12, 2018: Washington Nationals vs. Chicago Cubs (Bote walk-off grand-slam)
July 1, 2019: Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (Pirates win 18-5; Bell 3 homeruns)
October 15, 2022: Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies (Phillies clinch NLDS)

Favorite “I love baseball” Moments:
Meeting 2004 Chicago Cubs roster
Shaking hands with Mariano Rivera
– Meeting Domingo Ayala mid-game during travel season
– Threw a Father’s Day no-hitter going 4-4 with 3-run homer
Cubs win 2016 World Series
– Throwing out New York Giants CB Julian Love from stealing second in high school
– Scoring winning run in bottom of 10th to advance to HS Regional Championship

My Favorite Players to Watch by Position:
Kyle Hendricks
Carlos Marmol
Mariano Rivera
Willson Contreras
Albert Pujols
Dustin Pedroia
Alex Rodriguez
Javier Baez
Alfonso Soriano
Mike Trout
Mookie Betts
David Ortiz
Honorable Mentions:
Tim Lincecum, Aroldis Chapman, J.T. Realmuto, Miguel Cabrera, Ian Kinsler, Kris Bryant, Derek Jeter, Brett Gardner, Ronald Acuna Jr., Bryce Harper, Nelson Cruz


For the Scouts (let me dream):

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