Who said you can't go home again?

Phil Hughes grew up 10 minutes from the site of this year's All-Star Game

Updated: November 25, 2010, 1:32 PM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

TUSTIN, Calif. -- New York Yankees starting pitcher Phil Hughes grew up 10 minutes from Angel Stadium, but when he was a freshman in high school it was nearly impossible to imagine he would be in an All-Star Game there by the time he was 24.

Although he had been a very good player his whole life, he couldn't get off the Foothill High School freshman team bench. One day, he did, which --- for some unimaginable reason --- inspired a teammate's father to yell, "Who the heck is that? ...

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