- Royals rookie pitcher Jake Brentz may be the proud owner of throwing the worst pitch in the history of the game.
- It’s honestly impressive how bad Brentz’s pitch was.
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There’s a new leader in the clubhouse for worst pitch, and we’re not just talking about the worst pitch of the season, we’re talking about the worst pitch in the history of baseball.
Kansas City Royals rookie Jake Brentz took the mound against the Oakland A’s in the sixth inning on Tuesday night. Brentz delivered a strike with his first pitch in the game, but the second pitch? Not so much.
Brentz threw his second pitch about two feet in front of him, the ball didn’t even leave the mound.
This pitch just missed the zone 🙃 pic.twitter.com/0lJ9knvHU2
— A's on NBCS (@NBCSAthletics) September 15, 2021
What makes the story even better is that Brentz was celebrating his 27th birthday on Tuesday. Talk about starting a new year of life on the wrong foot.
Brentz ended up having a fine night on the mound after the embarrassing pitch though. He struck out the batter two pitches later and worked a perfect inning. He even earned the win when it was all said and done, his fifth W of the season.
The now 27-year-old has had a strong year on the bump for a pretty bad Royals team with a 3.12 ERA in 60 2/3 innings pitched.