Diamondbacks’ 25-Year-Old Rookie Brandon Pfaadt’s Hometown Pride Runs Deeper Than You’d Expect

Published 10/30/2023, 8:50 AM EDT

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Humans are a nomadic species, and players are the best example of that. They rarely get to stay in one place, and even more rarely do they get to play for their hometown. The team one plays for becomes one’s home, and one takes pride in their wins and gets upset when one loses. But somewhere in one’s heart, some love for the hometown remains. For one can leave the city but your city never leaves one. That’s exactly the case with Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Brandon Pfaadt.

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The 25-year-old sat down for a pre-game presser when there was a moment where his immense love for his hometown became visible. It happened when a reporter made a mistake that pretty much every person has made once in their life.

Brandon Pfaadt hilariously corrects a reporter

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Before Game 3 of the World Series, Brandon Pfaadt sat for a press conference that saw a funny moment. While he was answering questions regarding the Fall Classic and his preparations, someone asked where he was during last year’s World Series. When he said he was home, the reporter asked whether his home was in Louisville or somewhere else. Inadvertently he ended up mispronouncing the name of that city.

That’s when like a true Louivillian Pfaadt corrected him on his mistake. “It’s Louisville.” ( Pronounced – lou-a-vull). The 25-year-old was quick to give the correct pronunciation of the city he grew up in and once wanted to play for. But as has been the case his whole life, the low-key personality made him remain under the radar. Even the Arizona Diamondbacks who drafted him didn’t understand the extent of his abilities.

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“He comes into spring training (in 2021) and all of a sudden, it’s like, this guy’s stuff is elite,” “It’s like, ‘What’s going on here?’ We were in hope of something. But he was going out, punching guys out on three pitches in a row,” pitching coordinator Dan Carlson said about him.

As life would have it though, he has made his name in Arizona yet his love for Louisville cannot get out of his heart. But now he has a chance to become a life-long legend for Arizona as he gets ready to pitch in the World Series.

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Pfaadt in the postseason for the Arizona Diamondbacks

Some of the young pitcher’s performances make it hard to believe that this is his rookie year. Although he is not a regular starter for the D-Backs, his presence in the bullpen has always yielded results. In Game 3 of the NLCS, Pfaadt absolutely dominated the Phillies’ batters. For 5.2 Innings he gave only 2 hits and zero runs. The fans even questioned the manager for pulling him after this performance.

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The rookie is known for his unwavering faith in the Divine is now looking to start a World Series Game. And if his record is anything to go by, he will make a memorable debut in the greatest series in all of Sports. What will happen? Will he continue where Merrill Kelly left off or will the Rangers find their hitting form again? The upcoming Game 3 will reveal all.

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Sanskar Dubey serves as an MLB writer at EssentiallySports, driven by his deep passion for sports that ultimately led him to the world of baseball. When the chance arose to join the EssentiallySports team, he eagerly seized it without hesitation. He loves to write for the sport at a time when there is a hot tussle between the National League and American League throughout the season.
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