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No automatic outs among this group of pitchers

Originally Published: May 7, 2008
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

In the quest to determine what it takes to be a good-hitting pitcher, we figured we'd glean some insight from an extremely bad-hitting pitcher. Luckily for us, Phillies broadcaster Larry Andersen had a few moments to kill before heading into the booth during the team's recent homestand.

Andersen spent 17 years in the major leagues as a relief pitcher, but he was so lame with a bat that he once squared off against the .088-hitting Jim Deshaies in a Jayson Stark-conceived, computer-simulated ...

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