Former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Golden Tate returns to the field, but it’s not the football field.
Tate, 33, will play for the Port Angeles Lefites of the West Coast League, a summer wooden-bat collegiate baseball league similar to the Cape Cod League.
The wide receiver played eight games for the Eagles during the 2019 season, coming 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 sophomore games.
He was also drafted in the 42nd round of high school by the Arizona Diamondbacks.
“I am extremely grateful 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 may know, I was drafted twice in baseball. As a kid, my first love was baseball, so I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to compete against some of the best young players in the league. I look forward to having fun and exploring more baseball.
He caught 30 passes for 278 yards and a touchdown in his good game with the Eagles before playing in New York for the Giants for two seasons. His most memorable play was the game-winning touchdown take against Chicago on a fourth down pass thrown by quarterback Nick Foles.
He did not play during the 2021 season and is now on the baseball field.
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