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Brandon McCarthy’s driver’s license says he is female

David Brown
Big League Stew

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The pitcher was a lady. At least, according to the pitcher's new driver's license, he was. That's what Amanda McCarthy, wife of Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Brandon McCarthy, tweeted Friday. She added:

Something doesn't look right on Brandon's new license...

It wasn't that her husband doesn't have hazel eyes. If the state of Texas is right about McCarthy, he would be — at 6-foot-7 — the tallest female pitcher in Major League Baseball history. Minor league left-hander Ila Borders (remember her?) was listed at 5-foot-10. And Eri Yoshida, the only other female pitcher I can think of, stands 5-feet-nothing.

If the information on the license is wrong, and Brandon McCarthy is of the male gender as we've thought all along, then Texas is liable to deport him for providing false information to the DMV. Or perhaps this is just a clerical error.

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