A baseball fan has a chance to live out his dream of playing for a major league team after showing off his impressive arm strength by hurling a baseball 96 MPH at a radar booth at Coors Field during a Colorado Rockies game.
In a something straight out of a Hollywood movie Nathan Patterson and his brother were at a baseball game on July 15 when he decided to test out his arm strength. After throwing a few balls in the low 90s, he let one rip and hit 96 on the radar gun. A few weeks later, he signed a contract with the Oakland Athletics.
A few days after his impressive showing in a ballpark game, Patterson received a call from the A's with the good news.
"Words cannot describe this feeling and I cannot thank everyone enough who has been part of this journey so far,"Patterson wrote on Instagram.