*Isaac played baseball only in his freshman year of college due to receiving a total hip replacement at the age of 19
- Received full ride scholarship(academic/baseball combined) to South Mountain CC, team finished 37-11
- Received full ride baseball scholarship to PAC 12 Washington State University, was not cleared to play due to hip condition
- received total hip replacement at the age of 19 with plans to rehab all year and return to pitching in 2006
- Transferred to University of Arizona, rehabbed for the entire year, found Yoga(and Gettin’ MADE) to be foundation for rehab success
- Was not cleared to play by UofA medical staff due to hip total replacement, thought baseball career was possibly over due to circumstances beyond his control
- attended open tryout for Chicago Whitesox, Scout at tryout got Isaac signed to first professional contract with an independent league team in Chicago, IL
*Isaac pitched professionally for 7 seasons, all with a total hip replacement. No one in the history of the game, except for Bo Jackson, has ever played with a total hip replacement before. During his career, Isaac was fortunate to play in 5 different countries for 11 different teams in a total of 8 different leagues. He won 4 championships, a championship series MVP, make two all-star teams, throw a no-hitter, and be named to Baseball America’s top 10 prospects two years in a row(07′ & 08′).
See Isaac’s Full Career Stats
(stats from Czech Republic League, Australian League, and Freedom Pro League not included)
Isaac’s Baseball Video Resume
(Made when Isaac was pursuing a baseball career overseas)
Isaac’s finished his professional career with a record of 49-24, and an ERA of 3.9. He was signed by four different professionally affiliated organizations(Whitesox, Padres, Redsox, Diamondbacks) only to be told that he would not get the opportunity to play for each one due to circumstances beyond his control(total hip replacement). At his best, Isaac was pitching at 91-93 mph and topping at 94 mph.
The adversity that Isaac faced throughout his career fueled him to continue pursuing his goals vigorously. He was consistently resilient regardless of the obstacles he faced, and by no coincidence, he was consistently part of winning teams. Baseball was the greatest gift Isaac ever received in this life, as it served to keep him motivated to continue “Getting Better EVEryday, and Living Like a Champion” in order to optimize his chances to make it as a professional baseball player.