Dinesh Patel

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Birthday
8, 1989
Birthplace
India
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
8, 1989 (age 29)
Birthplace
India

About

Indian pitcher who, along with Rinku Singh, became the first Indian ever to sign a contract with a major American sports team, signing with the MLB's Pittsburgh Pirates in 2008. He got the opportunity as a result of winning the Indian reality show The Million Dollar Arm.

Before Fame

He got his start training in the javelin throw at age 14. He later won a gold medal in the event at the 2006 National School Games in Pune.

Trivia

His story formed the basis for the 2014 Disney movie Million Dollar Arm, starring Jon Hamm.

Family Life

He was raised primarily by his maternal grandmother due to the fact that his parents could not afford to raise him.

Associated With

He was portrayed by actor Madhur Mittal in Million Dollar Arm.