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Tearful Backe says beating by GPD officers ended his MLB career - The Galveston County Daily News : Local News

December 21, 2014

Tearful Backe says beating by GPD officers ended his MLB career

Posted: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 1:00 am

HOUSTON — Former Houston Astros player Brandon Backe testified Tuesday in Houston’s federal court, about a mile from the team’s Opening Day celebration at Minute Maid Park.

The visibly emotional pitcher recalled the end of his professional baseball career and claimed his retirement in 2009 was forced by a shoulder injury he suffered at the hands of Galveston police officers less than a year earlier.

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