Chris Martin's Road to the Majors Is Anything but Typical

Incredible story.

Chris Martin made his Major League debut for the Colorado Rockies on Saturday night. The story behind his road to the bigs is incredible and inspiring. Just three years ago, Martin was working at Lowe's Home Improvement. Now, he's in the Rockies' bullpen and throwing in the mid-90s.

Scott Miller of Bleacher Report has the amazing story and his column is worth a full read:

Martin just missed making the Colorado team out of spring training, but the Rockies recalled him from Triple-A Colorado Springs last Friday. Then they put him on the mound in Los Angeles in Saturday's 6-3 loss (one inning pitched, one hit, one walk) and again in Sunday's 6-1 win (one inning, three hits, two strikeouts).

If you're a fan of baseball or even hard work, it's going to be difficult to not root for Martin going forward.