WWE Has Signed ‘Million Dollar Arm’ Pitcher Rinku Singh To A Developmental Deal

01.15.18 1 year ago 3 Comments

The name Rinku Singh might not mean a lot to the average American, but in India, the man is incredibly well known for his improbable journey to Major League Baseball.

Singh was one of two winners on the Indian TV show The Million Dollar Arm, in which he won $100,000 and a chance to be signed to an MLB team. In November 2008, the Pittsburgh Pirates took the bait, signing Singh to a minor league contract, and the following summer, Singh became the first Indian ever to pitch in a professional baseball game in the United States.

He kicked around the Pirates farm system for the next seven years but never made it to the major leagues. However, his story did inspire Disney’s 2014 film Million Dollar Arm, starring Jon Hamm and Aasif Mandvi.

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