August 2019

Fan Who Signed With A's Strikes Out All Three Batters in Debut

Nathan Patterson struck out the side in his first professional appearance. . Patterson gained attention for throwing 96 mph at a speed-pitch radar booth at a Colorado Rockies game. . He was signed by the Oakland Athletics and made his debut in the Rookie-level Arizona League on Thursday. . Patterson posted his reaction to his first appearance on Instagram. . Last night was incredible and truly a blessing as I made my first professional outing. , Nathan Patterson, via Instagram. The nerves were flowing until I threw strike one. After that, I took a big deep breathe and realized all the hard work over the last year has prepared me for this moment. , Nathan Patterson, via Instagram. It could not have gone any better and I cannot thank my family, friends, teammates, and coaches enough for the love and support. , Nathan Patterson, via Instagram