The Oakland A's sign fan who threw viral 96 mph fastball in a speed challenge

Tech 3-8-2019 Mashable 22

A baseball fan threw a pitch that clocked in at 96 miles per hour during a stadium speed challenge. Two weeks later, he was signed to a team as a Major League Baseball player.

Nathan Patterson, 23, attended a Colorado Rockies game with his brother on July 15, and his pitch went viral on Twitter. 

His brother Christian tweeted, "Let's get him signed!"

And 2 weeks later...he’s now a professional athlete@Athletics @MLB

— Christian Patterson (@cpatterson_7) August 2, 2019

Nathan posted Instagram photos of himself signing a contract with the Oakland Athletics on Thursday night.  Read more...

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