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Peter Frates shows fighting spirit

Ex-Boston College baseball player sees ALS diagnosis as challenge, opportunity

Updated: June 22, 2012, 10:42 AM ET
By Brion O'Connor | Special to ESPNBoston.com

One of the endearing, and enduring, traits of baseball is that there's no clock. Games aren't measured in 48 minutes like basketball, or 60 minutes like football and hockey, or 90 minutes like soccer. To win, you need to get 27 outs, more if the game goes into extra innings.

That's why baseball is a game in which hope springs eternal. That's one of the reasons former Boston College captain Peter Frates loves the game, and one of the key reasons the 27-year-old from Beverly, Mass., believes ...

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