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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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Late Bloomer

“The failure that I’ve gone through makes me appreciate the moments of success much more. Jake Arrieta Jake Arrieta won last year’s National League Cy Young award with a record of 22-6 and a 1.77 ERA. Arrieta had an incredible … Continue reading

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The Claw

“I’ll never take for granted the opportunity to put on a Dodger uniform.” Clayton Kershaw Clayton Kershaw is 28 years old and a three-time Cy Young Award winner. Kershaw is a five-time All-Star who won the National League’s Most Valuable … Continue reading

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Cutch

“I don’t focus on the outcome. I focus on the preparation, seeing the ball well and taking a good swing at it.” Andrew McCutchen Andrew McCutchen is in his seventh year in the Major Leagues. McCutchen is a four-time All-Star … Continue reading

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Hoyt

“Hoyt Wilhelm was as tough as any pitcher who ever lived. His ball never did the same thing twice.” Umpire Bill Kinnamon Hoyt Wilhelm pitched in the Major Leagues for 20 years. Wilhelm did not make it to the Big … Continue reading

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