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Longtime Lake Superior Sea Dogs pitcher returns to the mound

Updated: June 13, 2021 10:52 PM
Created: June 13, 2021 10:50 PM

For Proctor native Anthony Bush, taking the mound for his team is one of the best feelings.

In his 30s he was a regular starter for the Lake Superior Sea Dogs, an amateur squad known as the Twins Ports' only "town ball" baseball team.

His goal was to still be able to have a positive impact on his team at 40-years-old. Now 45, he's still throwing and wants to bring others in on the fun.

"I have a plan to try to get a local rec league started," Bush explained. "Maybe like four teams or so, so people don't have to travel, because the trouble with this is there's nothing around here."

Bush threw the first pitch in his 687th career inning to open the Sea Dog's league match against the Grand View Tigers Sunday in Superior.

"I just had an itch to play today, so I'm going to go out there and see what I got," Bush said. It was the first inning he had pitched since 2019. 

In 4 innings he delivered two strikeouts, while only allowing one hit and zero runs.  Ben Rhodes led the team offensively, batting 4-for-6 with three runs and four RBI.

The Sea Dogs downed Grand View 26-0. They improve to 3-1 in Upper 13 League play.

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