Illinois high school baseball pitcher Ryne Elvers will now go down in history along with greats like Randy Johnson. That’s because the sophomore managed to do what so few players who have toed the rubber have done before him: pick up a birdie while playing baseball.
Yes, Elvers nailed a bird with a pitch during Sacred Heart-Griffin’s game last Wednesday against Southeast High. The explosion happened on an 0-1 pitch in the fifth inning. Somehow the bird managed to survive, with the exception of a few lost feathers, according to The State Journal-Register. What’s even more notable is that Elvers managed to keep it together to earn a win despite the horrific ordeal.