It’s strange enough to encounter someone that looks like you – but what if you found out they had the same name, the same profession, and were born only a couple of years apart?
Now add to that being the same height, and having the same surgical procedure performed by the same doctor.
Baseball pitcher Brady Fiegl and….baseball pitcher Brady Fiegl, had this happen – so did what anyone would do in that situation and took a DNA test.
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But the 32-year-old, who plays for the independent Long Island Ducks, and the 27-year-old, who plays for Oakland’s lower league affiliate Las Vegas Aviators, were no match.
American publication Inside Edition got the pair together in 2022, and they pledged to stay in touch.
“I think it’s awesome – there’s someone out there who looks like you, but to have the same name and look similar? It’s pretty crazy,” the elder Fiegl said in the video where the pair met.
While the elder went undrafted in Major League Baseball and now plies his trade for the Ducks, the junior Fiegl was taken in the fifth round of the 2018 by the Athletics, and posted a 4.71 ERA in 2021 before having Tommy John surgery.
It is a relatively common procedure for baseball pitchers that is used to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament inside the elbow – named after the first man to have it back in 1974.
Fiegl senior had the same surgery, and said that the kinship between the pair wouldn’t fade just because of the DNA test.
“We’re still brothers in a way,” the 32-year-old said in a recent Sun article.
“And we’ll always be Brady Feigl.”
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