Quintin Berry’s baseball career largely has been built on speed.
The 31-year-old journeyman has always been a burner, as evidenced by his 389 stolen bases in nearly 1,200 professional baseball games.
On the mound, however, it’s a different story.
Berry currently is playing for the Salt Lake Bees, the Triple-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels. The Bees and Colorado Sky Sox found themselves deadlocked late into the night Saturday, and Berry actually was called on to pitch.
He worked just a third of an inning and took the loss when Colorado finally pushed across the winning run in the 18th inning. The highlight, though, was this looping 41 mph eephus pitch.
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Now that’s a floater pitch that would make Scuffy McGee proud.
Believe it or not, and you probably can’t, this isn’t Berry’s first pitching appearance. He also pitched two thirds of an inning in a game last season with the Pawtucket Red Sox. The silver lining is that he didn’t allow a hit in that outing for the PawSox, though he did allow two runs thanks to five walks and a wild pitch.
Berry’s career ERA? That would be 27.00.