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"He looked like he drank a six pack, then went in the backyard and came up with a batting stance. But he made a pretty good career out of hitting funny."
-- Hurdle on Craig Counsell, who turned an unorthodox batting stance into a 16-season Major League career that ended in 2011

Steven Petrella is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.