Meszaros selected Alaska Athlete of the Week

June 4, 2021

Anchorage’s Johnny Meszaros became the 16th Alaskan to pitch at the professional level after he made his debut with the Fayetteville Woodpeckers , an affiliate of the Houston Astros.

The 27-year-old was a MLB draft pick out of high school who opted to go to college and then saw his career derailed by elbow injuries. He was out of baseball for several years before making a comeback.

The athlete of the week recipient is selected by a panel each Friday and announced Saturday at 11 a.m. on the Sports Guys on CBS Sports Radio 590AM and 96.7FM.

View past winners here.