July 14, 2009

THE HECK WITH THE SPINNING WHEEL:

India-born Pirates farmhand gets win (The Associated Press Tuesday, July 14, 2009)

Pirates farmhand and reality show contestant Rinku Singh earned his first win Monday in the second game of a Gulf Coast League doubleheader.

Singh struck out the only batter he faced in the Bradenton Pirates' 10-5 victory over the Detroit Tigers' affiliate. He's believed to be the first India-born player to win a professional baseball game in the United States.

Singh and Dinesh Patel were signed by the Pirates last fall after appearing on an Indian reality TV show called "Million Dollar Arm" that drew about 30,000 contestants in a country where baseball is almost unknown.

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 14, 2009 6:03 AM
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