A whole new ballgame for Bessie Noll

Updated: April 17, 2014, 3:38 PM ET
By Graham Hays | espnW.com

Sure, Stanford freshman outfielder Bessie Noll is American. Her devotion to the Minnesota Twins hints at it. Her passport confirms it.

Where she comes from is a more complicated question.

Most of us have memories that seem to far outlive useful retention when it comes to the places we are from. Food, triggering as many of the senses as it does, frequently figures. The taste of corn on the cob on a summer afternoon, or the smell of roasted chestnuts from ...

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