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August 2, 2010

A Baseball Phenom on the Boardwalk

Writer Joseph E. Wallace invents Diamond Ruby, a Stephen Strasburg-Jackie Mitchell hybrid who dominates 1920s batters in old New York.

Tom Flynn

This summer, if you want to get to know baseball fans in a question or less, ask them what they think of Stephen Strasburg. If they mention the Hall of Fame, they're impulsive. If they mention David Clyde, they're a little world-weary, and a lot older than Strasburg. If they don't know who Strasburg is, keep moving. What most people will offer when asked is their measure of the 21-year-old on the mound, then some guesstimate of what his future holds.

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