Danny Farquhar Throws Out First Pitch – VIDEO
This was a special moment involving former Louisiana Ragin' Cajun pitcher Danny Farquhar.
Currently a member of the Chicago White Sox, Farquhar threw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the White Sox/Milwaukee Brewers game in Chicago on Friday night, nearly six weeks following surgery to address a ruptured brain aneurysm.
The 31-year old Farquhar passed out during the sixth inning of a game against the Houston Astros on April 20th.
Tests revealed a brain hemorrhage caused by a ruptured aneurysm, for which Farquhar had surgery.
A starter and reliever for the Cajuns from 2006-08, Farquhar compiled a 15-10 record with eleven saves, while striking out 253 batters in 226 career innings.
A native of Pembroke Pines, Florida, Farquhar was drafted in the 10th round of the 2008 MLB Amateur Draft by the Toronto Blue Jays, after his college days with UL.
In parts of seven seasons in Major League Baseball, with the Seattle Mariners, Tampa Bay Rays, and White Sox, Farquhar has appeared in 253 games, all as a reliever, going 7-14 with 18 saves and a 3.93 ERA.
Obviously, Farquhar's health is the most important thing right now; but maybe next time we see him throw from the mound it will be in his return to Major League Baseball.
Watch below, as Farquhar is joined by his wife, Lexie, and three children, Madison, Landon and Liam, as he threw a baseball to White Sox reliever Nate Jones, for the first time since that frightening night on April 20.
Also below, Farquhar talks about throwing out the first pitch.