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Craig James: From unheralded to unhittable

RHP Craig James (Photo/Max Waugh)

APPLETON, Wisc. - There has been a recurring theme throughout the first month of the Midwest League baseball season in Wisconsin. It goes something like this: the Timber Rattlers take a lead into the later innings, and, needing someone to hold the lead, they call upon right-handed setup man Craig James.

The theme has been one that has worked quite well for the Timber Rattlers. James, a 22-year-old Florida native originally drafted by San Francisco, has yet to allow a run this season. Not a one. His incredible success has stemmed from a no-nonsense mentality only a reliever can fully understand. "(I just want to) keep the game at even, ya know," said James. "All my teammates are counting on...

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