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Chipper Jones on learning how to hit a fastball: “My Dad and I played in the yard [in DeLand, Fla.] with tennis balls. He’d throw as hard as he could from 45,50 feet. From the time I was seven, I saw balls come at me 75,80 miles an hour. I had to tune it up.” – Sports Illustrated [10 Sep. 2007]


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