Ex-Astro says police ruined pitching career
POSTED: Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 5:30am
UPDATED: Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 5:44am
Backe blames downward spiral of his career on a beating by Galveston police in October 2008.
Galveston — The Houston Chronicle is reporting; Brandon Backe's once-promising career as an Astros pitcher took him to the World Series in 2005, but in 2009 his skill had deserted him and he was in constant pain.
Backe, 35, blames the sudden downward spiral of his career on a beating by Galveston police officers in October 2008.