Former MLBbro Leans Towards The Gridiron

Former MLBbro Leans Towards The Gridiron

A story like this puts former MLBbro Monte Harrison in mind of the “A Dream Deferred” poem written by the legendary poet Langston Hughes…

What happens to a dream deferred?
Does it dry up
Like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore–
And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over–
like a syrupy sweet?
Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.
Or does it explode?
Langston Hughes

Hopefully for Monte Harrison, he gets the same satisfaction of chasing his dreams like Langston Hughes is believed to portray in his poem. Our MLBbro is going back to school to get an education and hopefully play some football as a curricular activity.

After leaving baseball close to two years ago from the Los Angeles Angels, Harrison is gearing up to make the Arkansas Razorbacks football team as a walk-on receiver. It has been ten years since our MLBbro athlete committed to the Nebraska Cornhuskers as a four star recruit.

But our MLBbro decided to sign a rookie deal that included a $1.8 million with the Milwaukee Brewers after being drafted in the second round of the 2014 MLB Draft.

Monte Harrison finally was called to “The Show” in 2020 debuting with the Miami Marlins. He hit .170 with one homer and six stolen bases in 32 games. After playing nine games with the Marlins in 2021 and nine more with the Angels in 2022, Harrison finished his career with the organization he started with the Brewers Triple-A affiliate, the Nashville Sounds.

Career stats:

● In 57 MLB at bats, Harrison had a batting average of .176 (12-68) with two home runs and six RBI.

● In 10 years (adding the minors), Harrison hit .242 while collecting 97 homers and 230 stolen bases.

Monte’s reputation in the minors was centered around his speed and ability to make amazing catches using his range.

Monte Harrison has some strong athletic bloodlines as well. His brother Shaquille spent some time in the NBA. When our MLBbro suited up in 2020, he and Shaquille became only the sixth pair of brothers to play in the two sports leagues at the same time. Another notable brother tandem is MLBbro Trayce Thompson and Klay Thompson. congratulates Monte Harrison on his baseball journey and wishes him luck on the gridiron.