Rafael Palmeiro to Attempt a Comeback

Former major-leaguer Rafael Palmeiro has put the word out that he is interested in making a comeback in Major League Baseball.  Now 53 years old, Palmeiro last played in the majors in 2004 as a 40-year-old.  Only a handful of players have previously made big-league appearances over the age of 50, most recently Minnie Minoso who pinch-hit in a 1980 MLB game as a publicity stunt.

Palmeiro had a productive career as one of only five major-leaguers to have hit at least 500 home runs and 3,000 hits.  He would be in the Baseball Hall of Fame if he had not tested positively for PEDs in his last season.

Palmeiro has two sons who are pursuing professional baseball careers of their own.

Preston completed his second year in the Baltimore Orioles organization in 2017, when he hit 13 home runs and drove in 77 RBI.

Patrick completed his third season in the independent leagues, after having played in the Chicago White Sox organization from 2012 to 2014.  In 2015 Patrick and his father appeared in the same game for the Sugar Land Skeeters, an independent team.

For more information about Rafael Palmeiro’s pursuit of a comeback, follow the link below from sportsday.dallasnews.com:

https://sportsday.dallasnews.com/texas-rangers/rangers/2018/01/17/rafael-palmeiro-nuts

 

 

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