Douglas College's Scott Richmond makes MLB debut with Toronto
Perseverance pays for pitcher, 28
From scraping bottom of boats to starting for the Blue Jays
Jim Jamieson, The Province
Published: Tuesday, July 29, 2008
You could say Scott Richmond's baseball career hit rock bottom, quite literally, when he spent his first three years after high school working on the North Vancouver docks.
He was scraping rust and rock-like barnacles off the bottoms of boats in his job at Seaspan International's shipyards.
But Richmond, a 6-foot-5 right-handed pitcher, will see his unlikely dream of playing major league baseball come true Wednesday in Toronto when he'll get the start for the Blue Jays against Tampa Bay at the Rogers Centre. Richmond, 28, who was called up by Toronto on Sunday, will be the 14th Canadian to appear in a Jays uniform at the major-league level. [Read more]