Palmeiro goes 2-for-4 with an RBI in pro return

Former MSU great Rafael Palmeiro went 2-for-4 with an RBI for the Sugar Land Skeeters on Friday. (Sugar Land Skeeters)

Former MSU great Rafael Palmeiro went 2-for-4 with an RBI for the Sugar Land Skeeters on Friday. (Sugar Land Skeeters)

Former Mississippi State slugger Rafael Palmeiro went 2-for-4 with an RBI, walk and a run scored in his return to professional baseball Friday night.

The 50-year old Palmeiro signed to play along his son Patrick for the Sugar Land Skeeters, an independent team in the Atlantic League.

The Palmeiro’s played a pivotal role in the Skeeters’ 10-4 win over the Camden Riversharks on Friday as Patrick went 2-for-5 with a double, home run and four RBIs.

The elder Palmeiro served as a designated hitter before being lifted for a pinch runner in the seventh inning after reaching on an error.

Rafael Palmeiro played 20 years in the Major Leagues collecting 3,020 hits and 569 homers. He last appeared with the Baltimore Orioles during the 2005 season. He was a four-time all-star and the MLB Player of the Year in 1999 but was shunned by the sport after testing positive for steroids.

The Cuban native lettered at MSU from 1983-85 before being selected 22nd overall by the Chicago Cubs. Palmeiro still owns the school record with 67 career home runs as well as single season records of 87 runs scored and 209 total bases in 1984.

The Bulldogs’ indoor baseball/ football practice facility on campus bears his name.

I have covered Mississippi State in some capacity since 2004 and joined the Daily Journal staff in 2013. I enjoy short walks on the beach, performing concerts in my car and watching professional wrestling.

Posted in Former Bulldogs Tagged with:


Want Email Updates? Warning... We Update Often

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 635 other subscribers