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Post by SciFi on Tue Mar 11, 2008 10:42 pm

Batter up! Please discuss pilot baseball here!

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Re: New Pilots Baseball Forum

Post by DoubleDipper on Sun May 07, 2017 3:24 pm

Talk about perseverance, this thread was started 9 years ago and was not used until today, and also today a Pilot who was drafted 11 years ago finally made it to the major leagues for the first time ever.

I believe Austin Bibens-Dirkx played only one year at UP after transferring from Chemeketa CC for the 2006 season and before being drafted in the 16th round by the Mariners. But yesterday the Texas Rangers purchased the contract of the 32 year-old career minor league pitcher from AAA Round Rock, and this morning he was added to the Rangers' roster and joined the team in Seattle.

Star-Telegram wrote: This is a blessing. It is a dream come true, Bibens-Dirkx said. Its been a grind. Ive seen all the highs and seen all the lows. Im happy, and I cant even put it into words, really.

He received the phone call Saturday morning and hopped on a flight to Seattle. He didnt learn until Sunday morning that he would be added to the roster.

The first thing he did Saturday was call his wife.

She started crying, and I started tearing up, said Bibens-Dirks, an Oregon native and Idaho resident who had plenty of friends and family make the drive to Safeco Field. Its just a full mix of emotions.

Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/sports/mlb/texas-rangers/article149167459.html#storylink=cpy

Also read his Wikipedia resume with 7 different organizations: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austin_Bibens-Dirkx
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