OAKLAND, Calif.– On July 15, Nathan Patterson was in Colorado at Coors Field to watch a Rockies game when he decided to try a speed pitch challenge.
His brother, Christian Patterson, shared video of the challenge on Twitter. Nathan clocked 90 miles per hour on the first pitch, 94 miles per hour on the next two pitches and 96 miles per hour on the fourth pitch.
— Christian Patterson (@cpatterson_7) July 15, 2019
Two weeks later, Nathan was signed by the Oakland Athletics, according to his brother, Christian.
— Christian Patterson (@cpatterson_7) August 2, 2019