Louisville ace Reid Detmers (Shotgun Spratling)

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Born To Pitch: How Reid Detmers Became Louisville’s Latest Superstar

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Louisville lefthander Reid Detmers, 20, fired his first strike 19 years ago.

His father, Kris Detmers – also a lefty – was pitching for the Springfield Capitals of the independent Frontier League at the time. Reid was asked to throw out the ceremonial first pitch, and he let it rip from about 10 feet away.

This was before spin-rate calculations had taken hold of baseball, so no high-tech information is available on Detmers’ first big pitch.

However, nearly two[…]

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