How old is Indians pitcher Scott Atchison? 'His first career strikeout was Babe Ruth'
JUL 24, 2014 12:09p ET
While he's not the oldest player on the team -- Jason Giambi is 43 -- the gray-haired right-hander surely wears the part of the grizzled veteran quite well. Just ask his youthful teammates, who spent the better part of Tuesday night having fun at Atchison's expense on Twitter.
According to Paul Hoynes of Cleveland.com, the barrage all started when Atchison showed Corey Kluber a tweet from a fan that poked fun at his age.
"I showed Kluber because I thought it was pretty funny," said Atchison via Cleveland.com.
And from there, all bets were off:
Scott Atchison's rookie card pic.twitter.com/lICLRnwjo5— Corey Kluber (@CKluber) July 23, 2014
Shoeless Joe Jackson was quoted saying "toughest pitcher I ever faced was Scott Atchison"— Corey Kluber (@CKluber) July 23, 2014
Scott Atchison's first career strikeout pic.twitter.com/2UPq5JeZpW— Josh Tomlin (@jtomlin43) July 23, 2014
This is how Scott Atchison rode to his prom pic.twitter.com/PcUlWCX0zF— Corey Kluber (@CKluber) July 23, 2014
The only watch Scott Atchison has ever owned. pic.twitter.com/6cb7m2z8F9— Josh Tomlin (@jtomlin43) July 23, 2014
Even the official Indians Twitter account got in on the fun:
"It's all in good fun," Atchison said. "I guess if they weren't making fun of me it would mean they didn't like me.
Hey, I've got gray hair and I don't look young," said Atchison. "I still feel good and young and that's all that really matters."