Mitch Atkins retires the side in the ninth in his Major League debut

Posted by Andy Durham on July 29, 2009 at 4:28 pm under Professional | 6 Comments to Read

Mitch Atkins(Northeast Guilford HS) called up Wednesday, retired the side in the ninth in his Major League debut for the Chicago Cubs.

CHICAGO — Randy Wells compiled an 0-2 record in his first four starts this season despite a 1.80 ERA, as the Cubs scored a total of five runs while he was in the game.

They surpassed that number in the first inning of a 12-0 Cubs win over the Astros on Wednesday.

The Cubs won for the sixth time in seven games and moved into a virtual tie for first in the National League Central with the Cardinals, who play the Dodgers on Wednesday night.

Mitch Atkins(NEG), recalled Wednesday, retired the side in the ninth in his Major League debut.

Not a bad way to start out your Major League career. Great job by Mitch Atkins.


  • Kevin said,

    Welcome to the show!!!!

  • Notjimmelvin said,

    Go Cubs Go

  • Andy said,

    Who will be the next local kid to make it to the top? This is what it’s all about.

    Many people are still talking about when Sid slid. Big deal, now we can watch Mitch pitch…….

    To Bobby Atkins, Taylor Atkins and all the Atkins family, congratulations. And let’s don’t forget his Northeast Guilford friends and coaches and Alan along with Carmine at GBC/Team Acceleration.

  • tops said,

    first major league player from guilford county in over 50+ years…the drought is over…….congrats

  • Andy said,

    Great piece of information.

    Who does that take us back to? Hal “Skinny” Brown, Wes or Rick Ferrell maybe??????

  • Alan Ashkinazy said,

    Mitch just pitched a scoreless 8th inning on Thursday!!