Video: Pitcher Mark Hamburger's Redemption Story
Created: 05/25/2013 2:04 PM KSTP.com
By: Darren Wolfson
Shoreview native Mark Hamburger, 26, earned a contract with the Minnesota Twins out of a tryout camp in 2007. Stopping the narrative there would be enough. He then made it to the Majors in 2011 with Texas, a Hollywood-esque ending.
But then, even before the prime of his career, he failed one drug test, then a second.
He's trying to rehab his image with the St. Paul Saints this summer, a team he grew up watching -- he preferred the cheaper tickets and the outdoor experience versus the Metrodome.
If he gets another chance with a Major League organization, Hamburger will have to serve a 50-game suspension.
*Click the video box above to see the story that aired on 5-Eyewitness News Friday