Robert Refsynder (Harry How/Getty Images)
Charleston, SC (WLTX) - Less than a month after making comments saying he would never play in South Carolina, former Arizona outfielder Robert Refsnyder made his debut with the Charleston Riverdogs Tuesday night.
He played right field and earned his first career professional hit.
After Arizona won the College World Series, Refsnyder tweeted, "I will never live in South Carolina because they can't accept Asians playing baseball."
He addressed those comments before the game. He told reporters, "generalizing the whole state was foolish on my part, just immature. But I never apologized for the things I said because there were some pretty cruel and evil things said out there throughout my college world series experience."
He added that the fans of the Riverdogs have been great and he understands how much the state loves their baseball.