By Jon Weisman
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Baseball’s honor rolls are packed with mythical deeds of batting prowess. all through background, crowds have risen to cheer the majestic trajectory of a white sphere “crushed” by way of the likes of Babe Ruth, Willie Mays, and Barry Bonds. yet, what in regards to the avid gamers who again and again produced little greater than squibbers to 3rd base, infield pop-ups, or ego-bruising strikeouts?
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