Major League Baseball Pitcher and Broadcaster Grateful for Years at St. John’s

Both as a Major League Baseball player and broadcaster, Christopher John “C.J.” Nitkowski has been a journeyman.

CJ Nitkowski at the Bullpen Banquet

“My personality changed at St. John’s,” he reflected. “I learned what it meant to dig in and be a fighter, to do whatever it takes to last as long as possible. I got many opportunities and being a first-round pick certainly helped with that. I tried to make the most of every one of them.”

Christopher John “C.J.” Nitkowski

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