A few hundred family and friends from Rye turned out to show support, and Kirby caught the attention of Mets manager Buck Showalter who said “The kid from Rye, I’m sure he has a lot of emotions going on, but he’s the real deal. … Very impressive. I think the first thing that jumps out about this young guy is his command.”
Here is a sampling of some of the local media coverage:
“He was crying. We were all crying.”
— SNY (@SNYtv) May 15, 2022
George Kirby’s parents George and Linda talk about the Rye coaches that impacted their son’s journey to the big leagues.
Photos – Rye’s George Kirby pitching for Seattle Mariners against the Mets – LoHud