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Casual trip to baseball game lands contract for 23-year-old

Throwing some heat
2 Ago 2019 – 4:43 PM EDT

Nathan Patterson was hanging out with his brother Christian at Coors Field during a Colorado Rockies game. Nathan's life changed when he decided to try out the speed pitch challenge.

After a few tries, Nathan hit 90, then 94 twice then a sweet 96 MPH on the radar.

A few weeks later, the left-handed viral speed pitch caught the attention of the Athletic A's and signed the 23-year-old to a minor league contract.

Nathan's pitch hit 96 on the radar gun which is in line with some of the major league pitchers. We bet the Colorado Rockie's scouts are kicking themselves for not signing this guy, as for all it was in their house.