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FORMER RETRIEVER PITCHER JAY WITASICK COMES FULL CIRCLE, RETURNS TO BALTIMORE TO PITCH FOR O’S
Wayne Franklin (l) and Jay Witasick (r)
- Former UMBC Baseball pitcher Jay Witasick (1992-93) is returning to his home state of
Witasick was drafted in the second round by the St. Louis Cardinals in 1993 and made his major league debut with the Oakland Athletics in 1996. He was member of the 2001 New York Yankees’ America League Championship team and 2002 San Francisco Giants’ National League Championship team. The nine-year veteran was 0-1 with a 3.21 ERA in 44 games in his second season for
Witasick is one of two active Retrievers in the major leagues as Wayne Franklin is currently a pitcher for the San Francisco Giants.