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Stealing a victory from Father Time

If you can't go back to the baseball field that birthed your best memories, then take a piece of it home. Story

Updated: November 11, 2008, 8:09 PM ET
By Ira Fritz | Special to Page 2

"If you build on it ... we will come ..."

Three balls, two strikes, two outs. Just one strike away from tossing a perfect game in my last year as a Little Leaguer. After a couple of hard pounds into his mitt, my catcher gives me the target I'm waiting for. OK ... here we go ... deep breath ... rock back ... leg kick ... the pitch ... STRIKE THREE ... PERFECT GAME. Wow! I did it! An amazing story I won't be telling over and over again to my children and grandchildren. Why? Because ...

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