RailRiders starting pitcher David Hale: 8 things you might know about me

By DJ Eberle - [email protected]
RailRiders starting pitcher David Hale Thursday at PNC Field against Lehigh Valley ----------------Fred Adams|for Times Leader 6-21-18 -

David Hale, who signed a minor league contract with the New York Yankees on May 19, is in his first season with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. After originally signing a minor league contract with the Yankees in the offseason, the 30-year-old starting pitcher made 11 starts for the RailRiders, which was good for a 3-2 record and 4.20 ERA. Hale made three appearances for the Yankees this season, a registered a 2.53 ERA in 10.2 innings. The right-hander signed with the Hanwha Eagles, of the Korea Baseball Organization, earlier this month and will make $500,000 for the rest of the season.

Here’s eight things you might not know about the former RailRiders right-hander:

1. I have one brother and one sister. My sister is a physical therapist and my brother is a petroleum engineer.

2. I met my wife in high school.

3. My favorite thing to do is scuba dive. My wife and I spent a week living on a boat, diving in the Great Barrier Reef in 2015 for our honeymoon. Last year we did a 12-day trip through Raja Ampat, Indonesia.

4. The first two offseason in pro ball, for me, were spent back at Princeton finishing my degree (operational research and financial engineering … don’t ask me what it means).

5. I live in a house that was built in 1911.

6. I have a Megalodon shark tooth collection.

7. I like wood working with my dad during the offseason.

8. I have been writing a screenplay for the last five seasons with a baseball buddy. We completed the story this year and are editing now.

RailRiders starting pitcher David Hale Thursday at PNC Field against Lehigh Valley —————-Fred Adams|for Times Leader 6-21-18
https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/web1_rr_ip1_fa-1.jpgRailRiders starting pitcher David Hale Thursday at PNC Field against Lehigh Valley —————-Fred Adams|for Times Leader 6-21-18

By DJ Eberle

[email protected]

Reach DJ Eberle at 570-991-6398 or on Twitter @ByDJEberle

Reach DJ Eberle at 570-991-6398 or on Twitter @ByDJEberle