Fifty-four year old pitcher wows with his stuff
No, we’re not talking about Jamie Moyer here. Moyer is a young buck at only 50. 54-year-old Tom Wright of Utah is making legitimate waves and got the attention of major league teams like the Miami Marlins (okay, they’re desperate), the Chicago Cubs (a 100 loss team), and the Detroit Tigers (wait, what, the AL Champs?). This effort started with an inspirational YouTube video highlighting his talent and athleticism.
Tom Wright boasted of his fitness:
“I’m dead lifting over 500 pounds,” he said. “I’ve dead-lifted over 600 pounds, and, you know, why not.”
Dodgers manager legend Tommy Lasorda commented on his knuckleball
“It’s tough to throw that pitch, and you just don’t have to be able to throw that knuckleball—you have to be able throw fastballs also, because if you get behind with that knuckleball you’re going to have to walk him,” Lasorda said.
We’re all familiar with the blockbuster Disney film “The Rookie”, the fellow is taking it to a whole new level of an additional decade and a half!
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