Watch (draftee) Russell Wilson hit 98* with June ceremonial first pitch

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As regular readers of this space will recall, the Rangers recently selected Seahawks QB and former minor-leaguer Russell Wilson in the Rule 5 draft. It so happens that back in June, Wilson flashed his arm strength while heaving the ceremonial first pitch before a Mariners game.

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And the people say: 98 em pee aytch! Sure, it's ever so slightly possible that the hometown radar gun was amped up just a bit, but at last check accomplished NFL quarterbacks tend to have powerful arms and all that stuff.

Of note: During Wilson's two seasons as a minor-leaguer in the Rockies' system, he was a second baseman, which is a position not known for arm strength. Wilson, though, seems an exception. 

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Dayn Perry has been a baseball writer for CBS Sports since early 2012. Prior to that, he wrote for and He's the author of three books, the most recent being Reggie Jackson: The... Full Bio

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