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Top 10 pitcher callups

The Dodgers' promotion of a teenage left-hander in 1980 was a brief glimpse of what became Fernandomania.

Originally Published: September 1, 2004
By Alan Schwarz | Special to ESPN.com

In 1992, David Nied changed baseball history.

Called up by the Braves for a September trial, Nied proceeded to give up just 10 hits in 23 innings, post a 1.17 ERA and advertise himself as one of the Braves' most promising arms. So promising that when Atlanta left him available in that November's expansion draft, the Rockies jumped all over him with the first overall pick.

Nied's great month didn't last -- he flamed out pretty quickly -- but the ultimate disappointment, it turns out, ...

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