Never too old to play baseball

April 28, 2008 4:35:58 AM PDT
Think 53 is too old to turn pro?

Jon Secrist doesn't.

He's a baby-boomer knuckleballer scheduled to pitch tomorrow night for the St. Paul Saints in an exhibition game.

The minor league Minnesota club invited Secrist to their training camp after a tryout in front of their manager.

It's not the first time Secrist tried to make the club.

In 1999, he posted a 9.34 ERA in two appearances for the Saints.

Back then, Secrist was the oldest signed rookie in professional baseball.


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