Meet John Sullivan (Sully) Trinidad Triggers Relief Pitcher/Actor/Singer.
Meet John Sullivan the 6'6" reliever from the Trinidad Triggers who might have a second career in acting and singing.
John Sullivan will be one of the most popular stars on the Pecos League's reality show here is Q and A with Sullivan.
How did you get into the Pecos League?
I graduated from UNC Charlotte in May 2010 and enrolled at Pfeiffer University for graduate school in August 2010. While attending Pfeiffer, I had the opportunity to pitch for their Division II baseball team. As the 2010/2011 season came to an end, myself and a few teammates began traveling the east coast for professional baseball league tryouts. In late winter 2012, I received a phone call from Justin Lowery and accepted his offer to pitch for the Trinidad Triggers.
Why did you come to the Pecos League?
My dream has always been to play professional baseball. When the Pecos league contacted me to play independent baseball, I knew it was a great opportunity. My goal was to play in the independent league to gain experience, in hopes of getting called to play for an affiliated club.
What did you enjoy most about the Pecos League?
Although it was tough leaving North Carolina, I enjoyed playing in the Pecos league. The best part was meeting so many talented baseball players- all chasing their dreams. We weren’t playing for money or fame, but for the sport we love. The commitment, positive mindset, and determination helped me grow outward and learn more about myself… and that is priceless.
What are you doing with acting/singing?
I've been around music for most of my life; the start was piano, which I played from age 4 to 17. I pursued baseball for about 7 years and then picked up the guitar about 2 years ago. I taught myself to play and its now my favorite hobby. I play every day and write whenever the inspiration hits me. After a year of practice, I started playing gigs at some local bars in Charlotte, NC. Last season in Trinidad, Joey Salazar and the owners at Brix Sports Bar and Grille allowed me to play gigs to entertain and make extra cash. I am currently pursuing a music career, playing gigs often and writing/recording my own music. Music allows me to be myself and share experiences with listeners that can relate in their own personal way. As for acting, I'm never opposed to anything new and exciting.
What can you tell us about the reality show?
During my first season with the Triggers, the catcher Rob Herman introduced me to John Henion. John was filming a behind-the-scenes pilot with the goal of making a “docu-reality” show about independent baseball. After the season ended I stayed in contact with John and before the start of the 2013 season, he was given the go-ahead to film the Triggers for an entire season. The “docu-reality” would follow the team throughout the season; showcasing the team's ups, downs, and everything in between. It was a bit overwhelming at first since we were surrounded by cameras. We were filmed brushing our teeth, eating, practicing, lifting weights, pre-game exercises, during the game, and post-game. The production crew was great to work with and as time passed, we got used to the filming routine. It was an awesome experience to be part of an emotional and unscripted show. I'm thankful for the opportunity and looking forward to watching the show in March.
Fans can contact Sully
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