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All hustle, all the time

The ESPN.com All-Hustle Team includes Jason Varitek, whose mindset epitomizes how the game should be played.

Originally Published: May 5, 2004
By Buster Olney | ESPN The Magazine

Some executives and scouts were polled to determine the game's best hustlers -- players who go all-out, all the time. This is the consensus ESPN.com All-Hustle Team:

Helton

FIRST BASE:

Todd Helton, Colorado: "Into the game on every pitch," said a GM. Honorable mention: Doug Mientkiewicz, Minnesota; Darin Erstad, Anaheim.

SECOND BASE:

Fernando Vina, Detroit. Anyone who got run over by Albert Belle and survives has to be tough. Honorable mention: Marcus Giles, ...

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