Brett Young, a country music star, was offered contracts by two MLB teams before an elbow injury ended his baseball career.
Brett Young has risen to become one of the most well-known country music artists on the planet in recent years. Despite the fact that music has always been a part of Young’s life, he never imagined a career in the industry, preferring instead to pursue a career in sports, particularly baseball.
And he certainly possessed the necessary skills to make it happen.
Young was a standout pitcher in high school, receiving contract offers from two Major League Baseball teams when he was just 18 years old. He instead chose to go to college, but he didn’t have the same success there, and he ended up playing for three different schools before his career was cut short due to an elbow injury.
During his senior year of high school, Brett Young had a 15-0 record as a pitcher.
Young pleads for an ex-partner to “have mercy” on him in one of his biggest songs, but as a senior at Calvary Chapel High School in Santa Ana, California, in 1999, the 6-foot-6-inch, 230-pounder showed no mercy to opposing hitters.
Young led the Eagles to a 27-1-1 record and the CIF Division V title game with a 14-0 record, a 1.18 ERA, and 124 strikeouts in 77 innings with a fastball that topped 90 mph on the radar gun, a fantastic curveball, and a beautifully slow changeup.
In the Eagles’ 12-0 victory over LA Baptist in the championship game, he allowed just three hits in 5.1 innings and struck out six batters, becoming only the fifth pitcher in Orange County history to win 15 games and only the second to go 15-0.
The Minnesota Twins and the Tampa Bay Rays both extended contract offers to Young.
Young was being scouted by college programs even before his outstanding senior season, and was particularly… This is a condensed version of the story. I hope you found it entertaining.