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Pender ready for his second act

Originally Published: April 13, 2010
By Frederick McKindra | Special to Page 2

Former major league baseball pitcher Matthew Pender began 2002 smiling for flashbulbs in a Detroit Tigers jersey. A third-round pick in that year's draft, he still owns several Bowman Draft Pick cards memorializing himself.

But after suffering a career-ending shoulder injury, he swapped minor league pitching mounds for the Manhattan skyline. Six years on, he's still posing for photos. He's again assumed the role of the leading man. Only this time, he plays Joey Edwards in "When ...

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