Pitcher Nathan Patterson signed by Oakland Athletics after viral video joins ABC7 News for live Skype interview

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019
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Pitcher Nathan Patterson, signed by the Oakland Athletics after a viral video of him throwing a 96mph fastball, joins ABC7 News for a live Skype interview.

OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- It's not every day someone goes pro in their passion from a viral internet video - But the A's couldn't pass on Nathan Patterson's ability to throw a good fastball.

A video of a Patterson throwing a 96 mile per hour fastball at a Colorado Rockies game attracted lots of attention on the internet, including that of the Oakland Athletics.

The A's took notice of the former salesman's throwing abilities and signed him.

Tuesday, the new A's minor league pitcher joined ABC7's Reggie Aqui and Kristen Sze live on Skye to talk about his "unorthodox" journey to the MLB.

Watch the video above to see the full interview.

Watch ABC7's "Midday Live" every weekday at 11 a.m., right after "The View." You can also stream it live or watch it on the ABC7 News App.