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Barnhart keeps working on big league dreams

Updated: June 29, 2009, 11:30 AM ET
By Mike Grimala | ESPN RISE Magazine

One of Tucker Barnhart's earliest baseball revelations came at age 7, when he and his father were watching the 1997 MLB All-Star Game.

Larry Walker, a left-handed batter for the National League team, was facing American League pitcher Randy Johnson. The 6-foot-10 lefty with an intimidating presence and sometimes-wild control, threw the first pitch behind Walker's head. Walker responded by flipping his helmet around, getting in the right-handed batter's box and eventually drawing ...

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