I’m 24 years old. I have loved baseball my entire life but have never played in a competitive game. Besides playing catch as a kid, and taking a couple of hacks in the batting cage as a teenager, I have no baseball experience. There are several reasons I didn’t play baseball growing up although I wanted to. I grew up in NYC, my schools didn’t have teams, my family was too poor to have me place in non-school leagues, etc. The bottom line is I didn’t play.
My dream is to be able to pitch in competitive baseball.
I consider myself reasonably athletic. I’m left handed, 5 11, 152 - 155 pounds. I can sprint fast, have a good vertical leap and reaction time.
I work out, bike ride about 400 miles a month, and have a strong core.
What do you think of my goal? I know when I say “competitive baseball”, that is vague. I mean I would like to be able to pitch in an adult hardball league. However, the sky is the limit. If I find myself throwing an 85 MPH fastball with a biting 78 MPH slider, I’m definitely trying out for professional baseball.
I’m seeking advice as to whether any of this is even close to being realistic. And if it is, how should I get started?
If I decide to go through with this, I’ll start a blog on here with daily updates that will include pictures and videos.
Thanks very much in advance for your help!