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Every major leaguer takes his own path to the show

After spending some time in the Mariners clubhouse, Jim Caple learned just how different every player's path is to the major leagues.. Story

Updated: April 17, 2009, 12:27 PM ET
By Jim Caple | Page 2

There has been a Griffey in the major leagues every season since 1973. There has been a Jakubauskas in the majors ever since last week.

Each year there are players who reach the majors after minor league careers so challenging they would have sent Crash Davis rushing to Sears for a job selling Lady Kenmores, but 30-year-old Seattle pitcher Chris Jakubauskas tops the usual standard. He not only played in an independent minor league, he played in three. He played for the Fullerton Flyers ...

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