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A Minnesota mom's baseball history

Caleb Thielbar pitches for the Twins. But his mother's baseball story is better.

Updated: July 10, 2014, 10:30 AM ET
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

Growing up on a dairy farm near Randolph, Minnesota, Janet Johnston Thielbar loved baseball. She and her brothers would do their chores in the morning, eat lunch and then go play baseball. She would go to bed with the transistor radio under her pillow and fall asleep to the sound of Herb Carneal describing the play of Harmon Killebrew and the Twins.

Janet also was the starting shortstop on her high school baseball team. Yes, the baseball team; the school didn't have a softball team. ...

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