Former ULL Star Danny Farquhar Returns To The Mound
Former University of Louisiana - Lafayette Ragin' Cajun Danny Farquhar threw the ceremonial first pitch last night at the Chicago White Sox game, just six weeks after suffering a brain hemorrage during a game.
Doctors say Farquhar’s rapid recovery from a life-threatening episode is truly remarkable.
Farquhar played for ULL from 2006-2008, where he led the Sun Belt in ERA in Freshman year, and went on to 15 wins over his three years. He also collected over 10 saves in his college career in Lafayette. He was then selected in the 10th round of the 2008 MLB Draft by the Tampa Bay Rays.
In his pro career, he's put together a 10-15 record with 18 career saves. Of those 18 saves, 16 came in the 2013 season for Seattle. He was a major part of their bullpen for three seasons, pitching over 50 innings each year.
It’s Farquhar’s hope that he can pitch in the leagues again next season.