Shoreview's Rosin Makes MLB Debut, Father Describes His Pride

Updated: 04/02/2014 2:29 PM KSTP.com By: Chris Long

Former Gophers pitcher Seth Rosin made his Major League Baseball debut Monday against the Philadelphia Philliees.
Former Gophers pitcher Seth Rosin made his Major League Baseball debut Monday against the Philadelphia Philliees.
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Former Mounds View High School and Minnesota Gophers pitcher Seth Rosin made his MLB debut Monday night, capping an amazing couple of weeks.

His father Mark shared what it was like seeing his son realize a big-league dream.

Click the video box on this page to see 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS' story with Mark Rosin a day after his son's Major League Baseball debut

It had been a whirlwind, as Rosin broke spring training as a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

As it happened, the Dodgers opened their season with real games in Australia two weeks before the rest of MLB was set to open.

Rosin's brought his father with him to Australia, where they both hoped Seth might make his major league debut.

Unfortunately, they came back to the States without Seth having appeared in a game.

Things got worse, as the Dodgers released Seth shortly after they arrived back in the U.S.

Finally, Seth caught a break - as the Texas Rangers chose to pick him up and signed him just a few days before their opening day.

Hosting Philadelphia on Monday, the Rangers put Rosin in to pitch the ninth inning.

The first batter he faced - Philadelphia's Jimmy Rollins - grounded out.  He also got slugger Ryan Howard to strike out looking.

Rosin's debut: 1 inning, 1 hit, 0 runs.

While Mark Rosin wasn't able to attend the game in Texas, he told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS he was able to speak with Seth via FaceTime after the game - sharing in the moment they'd dreamt of through little league, high school at Mounds View and the University of Minnesota.