Les Norman is a syndicated sports radio host, TV analyst, author and motivational speaker.

Rising from the ashes of poverty and childhood abuse, Les defeated the odds and rose to prominence by earning a Junior Olympic Gold Medal and playing Major League Baseball. Along with his syndicated sports radio show, “Breakin’ the Norm”, heard weekly, his high energy presentations inspire others to break through, push forward and become not just what they want to be, but what they never imagined they could be!


Les was born in Warren, MI. Shortly thereafter, they moved to Pittsburgh, PA until the age of 7, then made the trek to the small community of Braidwood, IL.

Joins local youth baseball league, develops passion for game.

Upon High School graduation, Les earns a gold medal with the Junior Olympic North Team and receives a scholarship to play football and baseball at the University of St. Francis, where he would become a 2-time NAIA All-American.

Member US Olympic Team, season cut short due to injury.

Les is drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 25th round.

Les is named the “Alex George Royals Minor League Player of the Year”. He earns the award after leading the team with a .302 batting average with a career-high 34 doubles, 17 homers and 79 RBI.

Major League debut with the Kansas City Royals playing in 24 games during the 1995 Kansas City Royals season and 54 games during the 1996 Kansas City Royals season.

Les retires from baseball to start a family and pursue career in ministry and as a professional keynote speaker.

Joins Royals “Baseball Tonight” Pre/Postgame show as color analyst on SportsRadio 810 WHB in Kansas City, MO.

Joins Metro Sports ‘James B. Nutter Postgame Show’ and ‘Royals Blue Zone Show’ as color analyst.

Breakin’ the Norm radio show debuts on 810 WHB in Kansas City, MO.

Breakin’ the Norm launches into syndication throughout the Midwest.