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Miles City native Caleb Frare strikes out two in Major League debut

Posted at 5:22 PM, Sep 02, 2018
(Photo courtesy Caleb Frare / Twitter)

CHICAGO – Caleb Frare said he achieved a childhood dream Saturday by getting promoted to the a Major League Baseball club. You can only imagine how Sunday’s debut felt.

Frare pitched a perfect inning in the Chicago White Sox’s 8-0 win over the Boston Red Sox Sunday, striking out two batters and needing only 10 pitches to get through the seventh inning. The lefty got Brock Holt to ground out to second to start the inning and then struck out Blake Swihart and Jackie Bradley Jr., each on four pitches.

The Miles City native had seven family members in attendance at Guaranteed Rate Field, according to The Athletic’s White Sox reporter James Fegan.

“They called down to the bullpen and said, ‘Frare, you’re going to be in the game,'” Frare told Fegan. “I almost teared up in the bullpen, and once I got out there, I looked around and said, ‘This is a big stadium.’ And then I got the first ground ball and was like, ‘All right, you can do this. You’ve done this before.'”

Frare, who was born in Billings, played for the Miles City Outlaws and graduated from Custer County High School in 2012 and was then drafted by the New York Yankees in the 12th round of the 2012 MLB Draft. The Yankees traded Frare to the White Sox on July 29.