Former NFL Star Golden Tate is joining Port Angeles Lefties


Last week, the Port Angeles Lefties, a Summer Collegiate Baseball team in the West Coast League, announced that a former Seattle Seahawk would be joining their team to be the new centerfielder. 

Making his debut in the WCL is Golden Tate. With the goal being professional baseball. The former Seattle Seahawk isn’t the only football player to make the transition to baseball. Tim Tebow played in the Mets minor leagues for five years, and Tate’s former Seahawks teammate Russell Wilson played in the minors for two years with the Colorado Rockies, on top of Spring Training.

“I actually originally was going to have him come in July, and be here for the second half of the season, because we don’t have that many road games in July,” said Lefties owner Matt Acker. “He’s the one that was like, ‘Man, I want to get up there now.’ And I’m like, I’m not ready for you now. So, the League is going to make an official news release on the 14th.“

While the league is making the announcement on June 14, 2022. Tate is currently listed on the roster of the PA Lefties on their official website. Tate will be making his debut for the Lefties on the 14th. The former NFL Wide Reciever played baseball at Notre Dame from 2008-2009. As well as being selected in the MLB draft twice (Arizona Diamondbacks and San Francisco Giants), though he decided to pursue the NFL at the time. In 2008, Tate’s freshman year at Notre Dame, he played in 18 games and batted .262 with three doubles and three stolen bases. Tate hit his first home run against Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky in his sophomore year. He finished his sophomore season with a .329 batting average after playing in 55 games.

Tate will play Centerfield for the Lefties, there is no guarantee that he will go on the road.