American pitcher Connor Danford Overton, who plays for the Cincinnati Reds in Major League Baseball, was born on July 24, 1993. He has participated in MLB games with the Pittsburgh Pirates and Toronto Blue Jays.
The Miami Marlins picked Overton in the fifteenth round of the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft. With the Low-A Batavia Muckdogs, Overton made his professional debut, throwing to a 4.71 ERA in 17 outings.
He played with the Single-A Greensboro Grasshoppers to start the 2015 campaign, but the Marlins dismissed him on July 9 after he struggled to a 13.03 ERA in 8 games.
Overton was taken off waivers by the Pittsburgh Pirates on September 6, 2021. On September 16, Overton faced the Cincinnati Reds and threw 3.0 scoreless innings. With 10.2 innings pitched, Overton set a record for the longest career innings without surrendering a run in MLB history.
On September 23, he let up a home run to Didi Gregorius of the Philadelphia Phillies, ending his streak at 13.2 innings. After being listed as having a strained right shoulder on the disabled list on September 28, Overton was forced to end his season.
In 9 appearances between the Blue Jays and Pirates, he concluded the season with a combined 4.70 ERA, and 15 strikeouts in 15.1 innings of work. Overton was abruptly removed from the 40-man roster on November 6. On November 7, he chose to become a free agent.
Overton and the Cincinnati Reds agreed to a minor league deal on November 17, 2021.
Where Is Connor Overton From?
Overton was raised in the Mechanicsville neighborhood of Richmond, Virginia, where he was born. One of the oldest important cities in America is Richmond, the state capital of Virginia.
He went to Atlee High School, where he mostly played shortstop and was a bullpen pitcher. At Old Dominion, Overton played baseball in college.