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He had the ability to do things in a game that ninety-five percent of the people in the big leagues could not do in practice because they didn't have the physical ability. There aren't many plays I remember from fifteen years ago but I remember some of Billy's. We were in Albuquerque in '87 (in Triple-A ball) and Billy made this play in right field. He had to run up and down over the bullpen mound to make a catch, and then throw a tagging runner out at the plate. I remember being astonished -- first of all, that he even got to the ball. Second, that he ran up and down a pitcher's mound at full speed without breaking stride. Third, that he even thought to make that throw. Speed. Balance. Presence of mind. I think that the runner, when he found the ball waiting for him, was more surprised than anybody.

On Twins outfielder and teammate Billy Beane, future Oakland Athletics General Manager

Christopher Francis "Chris" Pittaro
Minnesota Twins
From "Moneyball" by Michael Lewis

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