Saturday, April 03, 2010

Mike Leake to Skip Minor Leagues (at least for now)

As Rob Neyer reports in his blog, Mike Leake has been named the Reds 5th starter. He becomes the first pitcher since Darren Dreifort in 1994 and the first starting pitcher since Jim Abbot in 1989 to make his professional debut in the Major Leagues.

The story with Jim Abbot is, of course, especially nice---given that he was born without a right hand. Abbot was amazing to watch play.

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