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Justin V.

“When I came into baseball, I had one goal. The Hall of Fame.” Justin Verlander Justin Verlander was the Detroit Tigers first round¬†pick (second overall) in Baseball’s 2004 Amateur Draft. Verlander was the American League Rookie of the Year in … Continue reading

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The Bird

“Mark Fidrych brought baseball back to the people. He made it popular again.” Willie Horton Mark Fidrych won the American League’s Rookie of the Year award in 1976. Fidrych was 19-9 for the Detroit Tigers that season. His 2.34 ERA … Continue reading

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“Winning isn’t everything; wanting to win is.”

Hall of Famer Jim “Catfish” Hunter Catfish Hunter pitched in the Major Leagues for 15 years. Hunter pitched on five World Championship teams; three with Oakland (1972, 73 & 74) and two with the Yankees (1977 & 78).¬† Catfish Hunter … Continue reading

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