Justin Verlander is the last of a dying breed on the mound

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Justin Verlander is the last of a dying breed on the mound
Justin Verlander is the last of a dying breed on the mound

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer Close Sports reporter, Kansas City Star, 2002-09 Writer, Baseball, Baseball Prospectus Co-author, Pro Basketball Prospectus Member, Baseball Writers Association of America Member, Professional Basketball Writers Association Follow on Twitter Think about the most memorable pitching duels from your lifetime of watching baseball. Conjure your favorite. What was it about that game that made it so indelible? Chances are, that special memory did not involve a manager walking to the mound in the middle of the sixth inning and taking the ball from his starter. Or the seventh, or probably even the eighth. The ninth? Maybe. It's the best we can hope for at this point

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