Former Major League pitcher Jonathan Broxton threw out the first pitch at the GreenJackets game on Thursday night.
After being selected out of Burke County High School in the 2nd round of the 2002 MLB draft, Broxton spent 12 seasons in the majors and was a two-time all-star. His career came to an end last May when he was released by the St. Louis Cardinals.
“It was a blast,” Broxton said. “It went so fast. I was drafted in  and got to the big leagues in , so when you look back at it, it was a long period of time, but it didn’t take long to get there.
“I haven’t missed it. I haven’t woke up one time thinking I should be out there. To be honest, I don’t know if I have watched a game from start to finish on TV. I’ve been so busy with my family trying to teach my boys the game and playing with them in the yard, just being a human being.”
Broxton has been volunteering as a coach for his son’s little league team and at the high school. He said the plan for the time being is to continue helping out and spend as much time as possible with his family.