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For love of the game

With his baseball career over, Dan Plesac can now concentrate full-time on what has always been his other passion -- training race horses.

Updated: January 21, 2004, 11:57 AM ET
By Bill Finley | Special to ESPN.com

There's little doubt that Dan Plesac had at least one more year in him, even if he is about to turn 42. The 2003 season was just about his best since he was a dominant closer for the Milwaukee Brewers back in the late eighties. Opposing batters managed to hit only a meek .228 against him and his ERA was 2.70. There's plenty of demand out there for a steady left-handed set-up guy with veteran poise and good numbers.

But Plesac's career officially came to an end Dec. 11 when he informed the ...

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