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Former USC, Arkansas quarterback Mitch Mustain makes pro baseball debut

Jun 20, 2012, 11:58 AM EDT

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Mitch Mustain, the highly touted high school quarterback who proved to be a bust at USC and Arkansas, made his professional baseball debut yesterday.

Assigned to rookie-ball by the White Sox after turning a tryout into a minor-league deal in February, the 24-year-old right-hander threw two scoreless innings out of the bullpen.

Mustain hadn’t pitched since high school, so he’s obviously a long shot and presumably the White Sox will move him up the minor-league ladder pretty quickly if he continues to have success against rookie-level hitters a half-dozen years his junior.

  1. denny65 - Jun 20, 2012 at 2:56 PM

    Well, at least Mustain will be under the watchful gaze of manager Pete Rose, Jr., while pitching for the Bristol White Sox. Pete might be able to advise him on drug selling, or at least the pitfalls of such.

  2. cosanostra71 - Jun 20, 2012 at 3:44 PM

    hopefully he is a better pitcher than he was QB. I still blame him for the loss to Notre Dame a couple years ago!

  3. jamessmyth621 - Jun 20, 2012 at 4:44 PM

    I called the game for the opposing Bluefield Blue Jays…Mustain looked pretty good. Daniel Norris, one of the top prospects in Toronto’s system, got the win with 4 perfect innings of relief. He also had a ton of friends and family there since he grew up 20 mins from Bristol and he got a standing O as he walked off the mound. Pretty awesome for your pro debut.

  4. vols84 - Jun 21, 2012 at 9:28 AM

    Did his momma demand that the White Sox sign him?

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