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    Default John Bormann (C; Pirates) makes MLB debut

    Apparently John Bormann (UTSA Alum) was called up by the Pittsburg Pirates for today's game and made his MLB debut. This is great news. Correct me if I'm wrong, but he might be the first Roadrunner to appear in an MLB game. Congrats, John! Birds up and Go Runners!!

    Press release from UTSA: http://goutsa.com/news/2017/4/30/bas...h-pirates.aspx

    Boxscore from game: https://www.mlb.com/gameday/pirates-...ox,game=490471

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    Good to hear.
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    Just played as a PH in the top of the 9th. He was third batter replacing lead-off man 3B Josh Harrison. Here's his at bat

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    Also here is an article from the Pirates explaining his call-up. http://www.bucsdugout.com/2017/4/30/...r-john-bormann

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    Reading about his experience really brought a smile to my face. Having a cup of coffee in the Bigs is pretty freaking awesome and something most people never forget.

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/sport...tes/101137378/

    "Bormann's big league debut came in the ninth inning of the Pirates' 10-3 loss, when he pinch-hit and struck out. He was smiling afterward anyway, and so were the rest of the Pirates."
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    Quote Originally Posted by LRP View Post
    Reading about his experience really brought a smile to my face. Having a cup of coffee in the Bigs is pretty freaking awesome and something most people never forget.

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/sport...tes/101137378/

    "Bormann's big league debut came in the ninth inning of the Pirates' 10-3 loss, when he pinch-hit and struck out. He was smiling afterward anyway, and so were the rest of the Pirates."
    Good read.

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    Yeah, no one is jumping from A ball to the Bigs and sticking around except the very rare pitching stud. Brandon Finnegan rapidly went from college (TCU) to a brief stint in A and AA to the majors. He is the only person in history to play in the College World Series and MLB World Series in the same year. Even with his meteoric rise, he moved back down to AAA the following season.

    Making it onto an MLB roster is extremely difficult and rare. I am very proud of Bormann for achieving something so many have failed to accomplish.
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