Long and winding road for 1st win for Edward Paredes at age 30
When Edward Paredes took the mound at Dodger Stadium last night you might not have known who he was and for good reason. No one did.
“First of all I want to thank God. It’s been 11 long years to get to this point,” said Paredes. “I want to thank my family, my wife. I’m glad I have the opportunity to show the world what I can do. I’m proud of myself. Sometimes you put obstacles in front of you and the best you can do you can do what you set out to do.”
The win may not be a symbol anymore of baseball pitching excellence but you can bet that Paredes will take that game ball and keep it the rest of his life and hopefully tell the story to his children and his grandchildren.
MLB debut: ✔️
First win: ✔️
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) July 25, 2017
How many major league pitchers get their first win at the age of 30? I wish I knew how to find out. What I do know how to do is show you the long and winding road that Paredes took to finally get that first major league win. Anyone who hits the independent leagues and makes it to the major leagues should get a ribbon that they would get to wear proudly on their uniform.
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff 2006 19 Mariners DOSL FRk SEA 2007 20 Tacoma PCL AAA SEA 2007 20 Everett NORW A- SEA 2008 21 WestTenn SOUL AA SEA 2008 21 Wisconsin MIDW A SEA 2009 22 WestTenn SOUL AA SEA 2009 22 HighDesert CALL A+ SEA 2009-10 22 Aguilas DOWL FgW 2010 23 Tacoma PCL AAA SEA 2010 23 WestTenn SOUL AA SEA 2010-11 23 Aguilas DOWL FgW 2011 24 Tacoma PCL AAA SEA 2011 24 Jackson SOUL AA SEA 2011-12 24 Aguilas DOWL FgW 2012-13 25 Aguilas DOWL FgW 2013 26 Akron EL AA CLE 2013-14 26 Aguilas DOWL FgW 2013 26 York ATLL Ind 2014-15 27 Aguilas DOWL FgW 2014 27 York ATLL Ind 2015-16 28 Escogido DOWL FgW 2015 28 York ATLL Ind 2016 29 Arkansas TL AA LAA 2016-17 29 Escogido DOWL FgW 2017 30 LAD NL MLB LAD 2017 30 OklahomaCity PCL AAA LAD 2017 30 Tulsa TL AA LAD Mino Mino Mino Minors Fore Fore Fore Foreign Othe Othe Othe Other All All All