60 Year Old Pitcher To Pitch 1 Inning For Pecos League

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Longtime independent baseball tryout attendee, Paul Risso, had a possible “Today Show” appearance scheduled earlier this year when he attempted to join the St. Paul Saints.  Risso has been a longtime attendee of team/league tryouts, and he finally will earn the chance to pitch 1 inning in a pro baseball game on July 17.  He will pitch for the Raton Osos of the Pecos League.

What makes Risso different is that he is 60 years old.  He was drafted in 1973 by the Pirates, but never played an inning of professional baseball:

There have been pitchers in the independent leagues who were around the same age or older when they pitched in actual games; but Paul will be the oldest with no previous pro experience.

The other pitchers include:

All had previous professional experience before their stints in the independent leagues.

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