Having that selfless approach

Sandy Alomar Jr. is among a handful of big leaguers who have an intangible quality that can't be measured by their numbers.

Originally Published: June 27, 2006
By Tim Kurkjian | ESPN The Magazine

Baseball is a game of intangibles. It is a game that requires doing "the little things,'' which can mean something as big as barreling over a catcher or as subtle as a whisper in the ear of a teammate after a good or bad at-bat.

There are players all over the game with these qualities, such as Derek Jeter, who is that guy in the pickup basketball game who you look at and say, "We're going to win, he's on our team.'' Intangible players come in all shapes, sizes and job descriptions. Here are ...

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