Rick Ankiel trivia

Here’s a bit of trivia that apparently went unnoticed by the scribes: Pitching coach Doug Brocail might’ve been a little wistful when Rick Ankiel — who has resurrected his career after being let go by last year the Nationals — homered on Opening Day in his first game for the Astros. That’s because ex-pitcher Ankiel, back in 2007, first resurrected his baseball career by returning as an outfielder, and homered in his first game game back … and the pitcher he went deep on was: Doug Brocail.


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