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Golden Tate rips RBI double in pro baseball debut [Video]

Golden Tate‘s days in the NFL may or may not be finished but that does not mean the former Detroit Lions wide receiver is done with professional sports.

On Tuesday, news broke that Tate had signed to play with the Port Angeles Lefties of the West Coast Baseball league and just a few hours later, he made his professional baseball debut.

“I am extremely thankful to the West Coast League and the Port Angeles Lefties for allowing me to join their league,” Tate said in a statement released on Tuesday. “As some might know, I was drafted twice in baseball. As a child, my first love was baseball, so I’m excited about the opportunity to compete against some of the best young players in the league. I look forward to having a lot of fun and exploring baseball more.”

In fact, Tate got the start in centerfield for the Lefties and he certainly made the most of it.

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Golden Tate rips RBI double in pro baseball debut

As you are about to see in the video below, Golden Tate, who was batting second in the lineup, looked the part on Tuesday night as he ripped an RBI double in his very first at-bat to give the Lefties their first run of the game.

Check it out.

Here is a look at Tate’s RBI double from another angle that happened to catch his celebration.

In the game, Tate ended up going 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI. He also stole a base and scored a run in his pro baseball debut.

Congrats, Golden!

 

 

Written by W.G. Brady

W.G. Brady is a Detroit-based journalist who has been covering the Detroit sports scene for Detroit Sports Nation for several years. He is in his early 30s and has a wealth of experience in the industry. Throughout his career, W.G. has established himself as a respected and knowledgeable journalist known for his in-depth coverage of the teams and athletes in Detroit. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for sports, W.G. has become a go-to source for fans and readers looking for the latest news and analysis on the Detroit sports scene. He has a good reputation in the sports community and is respected for his unbiased coverage of sports events. W.G. is known for his ability to uncover hidden stories and provide unique perspectives on the teams and athletes he covers. He has a good understanding of the city of Detroit and its sports culture, which he uses to inform his reporting and analysis. He continues to be a respected journalist in the Detroit sports industry.

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