West Point grad Rowley wins debut with Jays

From ESPN - August 12, 2017

Chris Rowley, a former first lieutenant in the United States Army, pitched 5 1/3 innings to win his major league debut as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-2 on Saturday.

Rowley is the first graduate of the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York, to reach the majors. He missed all of the 2014 and 2015 minor league seasons while on active service, including a stint in Bulgaria.

Rowley is the second player from West Point to reach the majors -- outfielder Walt French played six seasons for the Philadelphia A's in the 1920s, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

The right-hander, who began the season at Double-A, allowed one run and five hits. He walked one and struck out three


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