Crazy stuff goes on at baseball games all the time, but last Thursday a minor league game was the site of something extaordinary--a one pitch strike strikeout. Nick Tropeano, the pitcher for Corpus Christi, threw what ended up being a called strike to Midland's Vinnie Catricala.
Vinnie argued..and argued...and argued some more. As it turns out, an umpire is allowed to assess...
A minor league pitcher recorded the easiest out of his career Thursday night, striking out Vinnie Catricala of the Midland RockHounds on only one pitch.
Catricala took the first pitch of his at-bat from Corpus Christi Hooks pitcher Nick Tropeano for a strike, argued for a couple moments with home plate umpire Ron Teague, and then stepped out of the batter’s box. Teague thought...
Tonight I might have made history with a “One Pitch Strikeout”. I’ll take it haha!!!
— Nick Tropeano (@PaPaTropeano) August 2, 2013
You see something new in baseball all the time. Tonight I saw a one-pitch strikeout. #crazy #cchooks
— Chris Blake (@ChrisCBlake) August 2, 2013
.@JustinWhiteTCU Batter argued strike one call, and when he refused to get back in the box ump...
Corpus Christi Hooks pitcher Nick Tropeano pulled off the ultra-rare feat of striking out a batter with one pitch. Find out how he did it.