Author: Daniel Wu


The Sioux City Explorers faced a crisis when their starting pitcher got injured just hours before a game. Manager Steve Montgomery turned to J.D. Scholten, a Democratic representative, for help. Scholten, a retired player, signed a contract, and took the mound, throwing 100 pitches over almost seven innings in a winning performance. Scholten’s comeback in the game revived his baseball career that spans decades. Despite his political stint, Scholten continued pitching during the off-season, showcasing his love for the game. Scholten’s unexpected heroics on the field surprised many, but his pitching prowess shone through, earning him the player of the…

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