One year as a pitcher for the New York Yankees has turned Jordan Montgomery into a pitch man.
Montgomery, the Sumter native who starred at the University of South Carolina before making the Yankees out of spring training as a non-roster invitee …
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Montgomery, the Sumter native who starred at the University of South Carolina before making the Yankees out of spring training as a non-roster invitee last season, is partnering with Reach Out & Read Carolinas to help fill the shelves with books in four South Carolina Reach Out & Read clinics.
"I've always enjoyed reading and I know how important literacy is to success in education and life," Montgomery said in a press release from Reach Out & Read Carolinas. "Partnering with Reach Out & Read Carolinas is a great opportunity to share my love for reading with South Carolina communities that played a big part in my life and success."
The virtual book drive will support the following clinics: Sumter Pediatrics; Palmetto Health Children's Hospital Outpatient Center in Columbia; Sterling Sharpe Pediatrics in Columbia; and, Franklin C. Fetter Community Health Center in Summerville.
"Reach Out and Read Carolinas is excited to partner with Jordan to increase general awareness around the importance of childhood literacy at home, and in local communities across South Carolina," said Reach Out & Read Carolinas Executive Director Callee Boulware in the press release. "We are grateful for his support of our work and look forward to increasing widespread awareness, and building home libraries and those important moments of sharing time together reading."
Montgomery is preparing for his second season with the Yankees. Montgomery won the Yankees' fifth starter job coming out of spring training after going to camp as a non-roster invitee.
He finished the regular season with a 9-7 win-loss record and a 3.88 earned run average in 29 starts. Montgomery pitched 155 1/3 innings, striking out 144 while allowing 140 hits and 51 walks.
The 6-foot-6-inch, 225-pound left-hander helped the Yankees earn a wild card berth in the American League playoffs. Montgomery made the postseason roster though he didn't pitch in either the American League Division Series or the AL Championship Series.
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