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Rick Ankiel: Baseball’s Luckiest Man?

Published by on April 26, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB



Throughout his career, Rick Ankiel has been described in many different ways. Since his first days in the minors, he had been hailed by scouts and analysts alike as a top prospect, future Cy Young award winner, strikeout king…you name it. Ten years later, Ankiel is still garnering up many descriptions, and I too would like to join in naming him: the luckiest man in baseball.

Ankiel was once a man who had everything going for him. In 1999, he was just reaching the Major Leagues with the St. Louis Cardinals. Things were looking up, and with good reason; he was St Louis’ top prospect, and one of the game’s highest raved about young pitchers. His statistics h...

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