Practice Paying Off for Jon Nelson Premium Story

LF Jon Nelson (Photo/Seattle Mariners)
LF Jon Nelson (Photo/Seattle Mariners)
By Chris Boehm

Date: Apr 12, 2005

SAN ANTONIO, Texas - I’m walking through the clubhouse on day two of the San Antonio Missions’ season, two-and-a-half hours before game time. It’s a day after Jon Nelson’s walk-off home run brought 7,447 fans to their feet, just as much for its unworldly distance as for its game-ending implications. I pass the indoor cage and what is the late-night hero doing? Taking batting practice.

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