Baseball Team Keeps Disabled Pitcher on Payroll for 20 Yrs to Give Insurance

(Good News Network) When folks say a ball team has a lot of heart, they usually mean that, win or lose, the players give it their all, every single time. For the past 20 years, though, the San Diego Padres have been showing their heart through the quiet stroke of a pen in the back office. The Major League Baseball team has gone on renewing the contract of beloved former pitcher Matt LaChappa, year after year, decade after decade, even though the kid never threw a ball in the big leagues. They wanted to keep providing the medical insurance he would need.

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