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From 38th-round draft pick to ace

Updated: July 2, 2007, 5:54 PM ET
By Phil Rogers | Special to ESPN.com

CHICAGO -- Complex might work for Barry Zito. But the essence of Mark Buehrle is the ability to keep things simple.

Strike one. Hometown sweethearts. Working fast. Hunting. Fielding your position. Grilling burgers. Being respected by teammates. Knowing the names of everyone at the ballpark.

Buehrle is 28 years old, the same age as Zito was when he landed that seven-year, $126-million contract with San Francisco last winter. Buehrle has 102 career wins, identical to Zito's total ...

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