Brent Honeywell Jr. pitched two perfect innings for the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday during his Major League debut. Photo courtesy Tampa Bay Rays.
By Jeff Steers
(April 13, 2021 10:08 AM) Those who watched the New York Yankees/Tampa Bay Rays Major League Baseball game on Sunday may have noticed a familiar name on the broadcast.
Brent Honeywell Jr. made his major league debut as a pitcher after nearly four years of injuries.
Honeywell is the grandson of Vince Honeywell, a longtime coach at the Brooklyn American Legion.
His father, Brent Sr., was a standout athlete at Columbia Central High School. He played three years of professional baseball.
Honeywell last pitched in the minor leagues in 2017. He experienced arm trouble and endured four elbow surgeries before returning to professional baseball.
The younger Honeywell pitched two perfect innings for the Rays.
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