Former MLB Player Wins Reality Show, Earns Spring Training Invitation

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Former major league infielder Josh Booty has won a reality television show by throwing the best knuckleball, and will go to spring training with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Booty is set to report to camp Friday with a non-roster invitation.

The show on the MLB Network was called "The Next Knuckler." Booty met Thursday with Diamondbacks announcer Tom Candiotti, a longtime knuckleballer in the majors.

The 37-year-old Booty played 13 games for the Marlins from 1996-98. He also played quarterback at LSU.

Booty was among five former college quarterbacks in the competition. His brother, John David Booty, was joined by Doug Flutie, David Greene and Ryan Perrilloux.


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