The Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee might be haunted, but if there are ghosts there, Rockies pitcher Jon Gray didn’t find any.
On the Rockies’ recent road trip to face the Brewers, Gray used some of his downtime to patrol The Pfister for anything paranormal using his ghost-hunting equipment.
The folks at Root Sports talked to Gray about his hobby. Here’s what he had to say:
“Well I had an experience when I was younger. But it (ghost hunting) didn’t really start until this past off-season. I got to visit the Stanley Hotel, and it was pretty exciting. It kind of got me into it. I thought it was kind of interesting.”
The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park is notoriously spooky, so much so that Stephen King based the Overlook Hotel on it in his novel “The Shining.”
Luckily for the Rockies, Gray came out of The Stanley unscathed.
Gray didn’t find any ghosts in Milwaukee. However, he did manage to set the Rockies rookie record for strikeouts in a season.
In the fourth inning of Tuesday’s game against the Brewers, he fanned Chris Carter for his 139th K of the year. He ended the game with 10 strikeouts, bringing his season total to 145.
The Rockies lost, but it was an encouraging outing from the hard-throwing righty. Six innings pitched, four hits, two runs, three walks, 10 strikeouts and zero ghosts spotted. Only Gray could submit a line like that.