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One Step Closer to The Show

   06-13-2017

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For hundreds of amateur baseball players, their dreams of becoming a Major League Baseball Player will inch a little closer to coming true, when Major League Baseball conducts its annual amateur draft from June 12-14.

It's the best at the amateur level who get to hear their names called or have their telephones ring on draft day, and from this elite group only the best of the best will one day make it to The Show. 

In the 147-year history of the majors, only 19,000 or so Players have had the opportunity to don a big-league uniform for even one day!   Most Current and retired Major Leaguers have travelled the path as those Players being drafted this week, and, with memories fresh in mind, some of them took to social media offering words of encouragement to those attempting to follow in their footsteps.  Here are a few…




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