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Texas Rangers: Rise and fall

Updated: September 29, 2010, 1:58 PM ET
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Ruben Sierra had as much natural ability as any young player in the game in the late '80s. A lithe switch-hitting right fielder with power, above-average speed and a strong throwing arm, he reached the majors at 20 years old and was compared to Roberto Clemente. He hit 30 homers as a 21-year-old. In 1989, just 23, he put it all together, leading the American League in RBIs, slugging percentage, total bases and triples. He finished second in a controversial MVP vote to Robin Yount. He ...

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