Ex-Eagles WR Golden Tate to Play Baseball
Former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Golden Tate is returning to the field, but it's not the football field.
Tate, 33, will be playing for the West Coast League's Port Angeles Lefites, a wood bat summer collegiate baseball league, similar to the Cape Cod League.
The wide receiver played eight games for the Eagles during the 2019 season, coming over in a trade with Detroit.
He is an outfielder and will make his debut Tuesday night in center field.
Tate hits and throws left-handed and played two seasons for the Notre Dame baseball team, getting drafted in the 50th round of the 2010 draft by the San Francisco Giants after hitting .329 with a home run, eight doubles, four triples, and 13 stolen bases in 55 games as a sophomore.
He was also drafted in the 42nd round out of high school by the Arizona Diamondbacks.
“I am extremely thankful to the West Coast League and the Port Angeles Lefties for allowing me to join their league,” Tate said in a press release. “As some might know, I was drafted twice in baseball. As a child, my first love was baseball, so I’m excited about the opportunity to compete against some of the best young players in the league. I look forward to having a lot of fun and exploring baseball more.”
He caught 30 passes for 278 yards and one touchdown during his right game stay with the Eagles before playing in New York for the Giants for two seasons. His most memorable play was the game-winning touchdown catch during the wild-card game against Chicago on the fourth down on a pass thrown by quarterback Nick Foles.
He did not play during the 2021 season and is now on the baseball diamond.
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