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Ex-Buckeye Nick Swisher Is Becoming a Fan Favorite.

Published by on April 30, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

He looks like a 30 year old league softball player from the Midwest. He has that John Kruk, Lenny Dykstra look about him. The kind of guy millions of American guys can relate to. That is part of what makes him so popular.

He is Nicholas Thompson "Nick" Swisher, a 29 year old switch hitting first baseman/ outfielder for the New York Yankees.

Nick was born in Columbus, Ohio and was raised in Parkersburg, West Virginia.

Swisher was a superstar in Parkersburg, he played football and baseball, and was recruited by several division I-A colleges to play football including Notre Dame.

He decided to try his luck at baseball, Nick did not get drafted out of high school...

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