Giants' Kevin Pillar took less-traveled path to majors

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TORONTO — At no time in his athletic life, from his youth in the San Fernando Valley until now, has Giants center fielder Kevin Pillar been a superstar. That title goes to his parents, Mike and Wendy. They let Kevin play three sports at Chaminade High. They did not force their youngest son to spend every warm summer day playing in this Perfect Game showcase or that elite league. They let him grow up. “When summertime came, we kind of put sports down and we went to the lake and we enjoyed being kids,” Pillar said. “Me and my brother both drove motorcycles growing up, so summertime was a time for us to get away from organized sports and just enjoy other things in life.” This is not normal for kids

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