May 13, 2019 06:35 PM
29-year-old Sauk Rapids native Anthony Bemboom made his MLB debut on Sunday for the Rays, starting at catcher.
KSTP Sports caught up with his mom and dad upon their arrival back into the Twin Cities on Monday afternoon.
***Click on the video box on this page to watch an interview with dad Greg and mom Debbie***
Bemboom is the oldest position player to make his MLB debut in four years. A free agent in November after a couple years as the Rockies' AAA catcher, Bemboom chose to sign with Tampa over offers from a few other teams. With a couple injuries to the Rays' two catchers, they called upon Bemboom on Friday for the start of a 3-game series vs. the Yankees, and he finally cracked the lineup on Sunday.
Bemboom went 0-for-2, but was behind the plate for 16 strikeouts by the Rays pitchers. They lost 7-1.
Bemboom drove for UBER in the offseason, and came close to taking a regular job. But the Rays called shortly after free agency opened in November and he decided to still chase his dream.
That dream is now reality after a stellar career at Sauk Rapids-Rice high school and Creighton University. He was a 22nd round pick of the Angels in 2012.
Created: May 13, 2019 06:35 PM
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