In fact, Thornton says he recently threw with Cardinals pitcher Jeff Suppan and claims he threw about seven Major League sliders.
Sadly, Thornton never had a chance to pitch in the big leagues. He had a tryout with the Kansas City Royals but broke his collarbone after being hit by another players errant throw within the first half-hour.
Although the actor was devastated, hes more philosophical about it now. As he puts it, Lets say, by some miracle, I had gotten in: I would be retired for a decade already. Id be selling cars now in Orange County.
Instead, the 49-year-old actor is at the peak of his movie career. His latest film, The Bad News Bears, opens Friday (Jul. 22).
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