In addition to playing professional baseball for 15 seasons with the San Francisco Giants and Oakland A’s, retired pitcher Barry Zito has always had a passion for music.
The son of two musicians, Zito has been playing the guitar and singing for most of his life, and is reportedly soon scheduled to release his first full-length album. Zito dropped a single from that album with an accompanying music video last week entitled “Secret of Life”, which seems to make heavy references to his up and down baseball career.
This is not the first time Zito has released music to the public. In 2012 he co-wrote “Butterflies”, that was used in the Eddie Murphy film A Thousand Words.
Zito retired in 2015 after a final stint with the Oakland A’s. Zito started his career in Oakland where he was considered one of the best pitchers in baseball, winning the Cy Young award in 2002, and making three All-Star appearances from 2000-2006. Zito was never the same after signing a seven-year, $126 million contract with San Francisco as a free agent in 2007, but did manage to contribute to a World Series victory in 2012.