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Spillman returns to diamond, remembering those who saved him

Updated: May 8, 2009, 11:12 AM ET
By Jeff Miller | Special to ESPNRISE.com

Even to most of the kids who attend Cannon Falls (Minn.) High School, where the town's population is all of 4,100, junior Mike Spillman is considered something of a country guy.

He and his family live on a dairy farm just outside the little town that's about a 45-minute drive southeast of Minneapolis and St. Paul. That earned him the nickname "Milker." From the time he started playing basketball, his baskets have been followed by an enthusiastic "Moo!" from the stands.

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