TONIGHT: Pin Oak MS Grad Makes MLB Debut
While many baseball fans have their eyes on the Houston the Astros or West U’s Senior Division champs, Pin Oak Middle School graduates can watch one of their own debut tonight as the starting pitcher of the Minnesota Twins.
That’s when right-handed pitcher Tyler Duffey, a 2009 Bellaire High School graduate, will make his debut in the Major Leagues in a game against the Toronto Blue Jays.
Duffey was called up by the Twins as a Major League pitcher just a few days ago.
Duffey played baseball at Pin Oak Middle School, Bellaire High School and Rice University. He was drafted by the Twins in 2014.
His dad, Tim, who lives in Bellaire, had to rush a passport to Tyler so that the 24-year old could cross the U.S./Canada border for his first start in the Majors.
Local fans were tweeting about the Twins’ decision to call up Duffey, proudly citing his accomplishments at the high school and his career at Rice. Duffey played at Rice University from 2009 to 2014.
During his pitching career at Rice, Duffey was named the Most Valuable Player of the C-USA Championship in 2011.