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Old 08-02-2006, 09:35 PM   #176
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Originally Posted by Breck Bronc
I didn't think anyone could be better at hitting bad pitches than Vlad Guerrero. It makes sense that Yogi would be a guy that swung and hit poor pitches.
Clemente was another guy who was lethal with pitches out of the strike zone. His tremendous influence spawned a lot of bad ball hitting proteges in Pittsburgh, too, including Manny Sanguillen who idolized him. Many Latin players have been known as bad ball hitters over the years. There's a saying in the Dominican Republic: "You can't walk your way off the island."
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