Breakout Athletes of 2010

Dallas Braden
Text: John P. Lopez
Photo: Michael Zagaris/Getty Images

Dallas Braden

Before May 9, Braden was a veritable nobody best known for tugging on Superman's cape. Braden got into a verbal exchange with Alex Rodriguez over the latter's perceived lack of respect, running across Braden's pitcher's mound. But everything changed when Braden mowed down 27 in a row in a perfect game against the Rays. Braden ended the year at 11-14, with an impressive 3.50 ERA. His grandmother, Peggy Lindsay, who raised Braden after his mother died of cancer, even got to tell A-Rod to "stick it" and threw out a first pitch at an A's game.

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