Welcome to The First Pitch
Covering Sports Beyond the Final Buzzer
Created by Jack Belanger
“I’ve always said that if sports have no connection to us as a society, if all that matters is the score, then they are nothing but glorified intramural games.”-Tom Verducci, Sports Illustrated
By Jack Belanger There is no denying that the best player for Providence College this year has been David Duke ’22. Duke has elevated his game this year raising his points per game to 19.9 while placing second on the team in in assists and rebounds. Big man Nate Watson ’21 has established himself asContinue reading “Reeve’s Emerging as X-Factor for Friars”
By Jack Belanger There are only two athletes in the United States who have had their jersey number retired league-wide in their respective sport. Wayne Gretzky, who is often regarded as the greatest hockey player of all time, had his number (99) retired by the National Hockey League in 2000. Jackie Robinson had his numberContinue reading “Jersey Numbers That Should be Retired League-Wide”
By Jack Belanger For the first time since sports across the country were canceled, Americans will finally get to watch one of the “Big Four” sports leagues once again. After months of painful negotiations between the players and owners, Major League Baseball will open its season Thursday when the New York Yankees will face offContinue reading “5 Reasons to Watch Baseball This Season”
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