Watch Russell Wilson take batting practice with the New York Yankees
- Author: Tabitha Byrd Mar 05, 2018,
Mar 05, 2018, 0:08
The legendary Bambino whiffed all those times in regular-season games for the world's most fabled baseball team from 1920-34.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson could soon be playing in a Major League Baseball spring training game with the New York Yankees, and NFL head coach Pete Carroll is playing it coy when it comes to his support.
Batting righthanded, Wilson received a loud ovation and fouled back the first pitch sharply to the screen.
Wilson led off the bottom of the fifth against left-hander Max Fried, one of the Braves' top prospects.
Carroll told reporters at the National Football League scouting combine that he had no problem with Wilson appearing at the plate. In his last 15 games with Asheville in 2011, Wilson hit.302, had five extra-base hits and nine RBIs. "I wouldn't be good at basketball, but baseball, it's like riding a bike once you get back out there for me".More news: Assembly polls: Counting of votes in 3 northeastern states tomorrow
The Yankees acquired Wilson, a star quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks, from the Texas Rangers on February 7. Wilson never had an at-bat in a spring game with Texas. It may or may not have been a surprise to the Seahawks.
Wilson fell behind the count 0-2 after fouling off a fastball and taking a curveball for a strike.
"Have I heard from the Yankees?" "Ever since I was a young kid I always dreamed to be a Yankee", Wilson said.
Seattle head coach Pete Carroll told reporters Thursday at the National Football League combine that he had no problem with Wilson spending part of his offseason playing baseball but wouldn't say whether he approved of Wilson playing in games.
"I know Russell was excited about going out there and doing his thing. There's some sort of relationship there, too". And I'm not sure there's a relationship with Boone.