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A look back at Rick Ankiel

Rick Ankiel skyrocketed to baseball fame and then crash landed when a throwing phobia crippled his career. Overcoming long odds, Ankiel overcame his throwing yips, transforming from a promising young pitcher who lost the strike zone to become an outfielder in one of the more inspiring stories in the Major Leagues. Ronnie Joyner's vintage-style artwork tells the story.

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