Former Milwaukee Brewers left-handed pitcher Chris Capuano is still up to big things, as former ESPN baseball writer Jerry Crasnick notes.
That’s pretty impressive stuff, especially considering Capuano already had his economics degree from Duke University before he began a professional career in baseball.
Capuano won 18 games as a member of the Brewers pitching staff in 2005 and made the all-star team in 2006 with Milwaukee. In all, he pitched 12 seasons in the big leagues, six in Milwaukee. He last pitched in 2016, returning to the Brewers for one year before hanging up his spikes.
Capuano, who graduated from Duke in 2000, rose through the Arizona Diamondbacks system before getting traded to Milwaukee in a six-player package, with Richie Sexson heading to the Brewers. Among those the Brewers acquired in that deal was current manager Craig Counsell.
Capuano also overcame not one but two Tommy John surgeries in his career, the first before he played for the Brewers. He overcame his second surgery in 2008, becoming one of the rare baseball players to continue playing after multiple Tommy John surgeries.
He was inducted into the Western Massachusetts Baseball Hall of Fame last year.
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