Remarkable resurrections

The National Pastime is also the sport of reincarnation. How else do you explain Ruben Sierra's season?

Originally Published: August 25, 2004
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

With apologies to everyone who ever thought they saw Elvis at the mall, there is no better proof of reincarnation than the great sport of baseball.

OK, so we know Jaret Wright, Jose Mesa and Ruben Sierra weren't exactly dead, in the technical sense, before they dropped out of the sky to be astonishingly productive players this year. But they weren't exactly on the cover of the Sports Illustrated baseball issue, either.

So as we unveil this year's amazing All-Back From The Dead ...

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