April 27, 2023

13-Year Minor Leaguer Plays First Game in Majors: After 1,155 games over 13 minor league seasons, Drew Maggi finally played in a Major League game for the Pittsburgh Pirates. The infielder was drafted by the team in 2010 in the 15th round and received a $468,000 bonus. He got a standing ovation from the crowd Wednesday, entering as a pinch runner and striking out in one at-bat. "I saw my dad crying. I don't think I ever saw him cry before," Maggi said.

posted by rcade to baseball at 11:58 AM - 1 comment

This story reminds me of Nick Capra, who ended up playing 45 games in the majors and 1,888 in the minors.

posted by rcade at 09:24 PM on April 27, 2023

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