MLB Player Has His Dream Come True After 13 Years

Drew Maggi is living proof that perseverance pays off. The 33-year-old infielder has been playing professional baseball since 2010, when he was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 15th round. Since then, he has bounced around six different organizations, never getting a chance to play in the major leagues.

That changed on Saturday, when he received the news that he had been waiting for his entire career: he was being called up by the Pittsburgh Pirates. His reaction was priceless: he jumped up and hugged his manager, Calix Crabbe, who praised him for his grit and perspective. His teammates cheered and congratulated him, knowing how much this moment meant to him.

Maggi had played 1,155 games in the minor leagues, accumulating 1,028 hits, 54 home runs, 420 RBIs and 191 stolen bases. He had also played in various winter leagues, including in Venezuela and Mexico. He had faced many challenges and doubts along the way, but he never gave up on his dream of playing in the big leagues.

He finally got his chance on Sunday, when he made his MLB debut against the St. Louis Cardinals. He started at third base and batted ninth in the lineup. He went 0-for-3 with a strikeout, but he made a couple of nice defensive plays and received a warm ovation from the Pirates fans.

Maggi’s story is an inspiration for anyone who has a goal and is willing to work hard for it. He is a testament to the power of passion, determination and resilience. He is also a reminder that baseball is more than just a game: it is a journey that can teach valuable life lessons.

As Maggi said in March, “I love playing baseball. As long as I have a jersey on and I’m having a good time, whatever.” Now he has a jersey with his name and number on it, and he is having the time of his life.


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