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Curtis' catches honor Grand tradition

Granderson follows footsteps of Joe D, Mickey & Bernie with postseason magic in CF

Updated: October 5, 2011, 3:32 AM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

DETROIT -- As a ballplayer acquired in mid-career, Curtis Granderson was not favored to enhance the mythology of New York Yankees center fielders. Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Bernie Williams -- they were lifers, men who spent every big league day under the world's most recognizable cap.

Granderson? He was hired out of Detroit to hit some home runs, play some defense, and steal some bases until the Yankees could draft and develop a center fielder who would be the sure thing Austin Jackson ...

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