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Leading Off
March 29, 1999
Throwing HeatAlas, Kerry Wood has flamed out for 1999, but baseball is stoked with fireballing young whiffmeisters—call them Generation K—ready to pick up his torch. At right and on the following pages are three such smokin' specimens.
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March 29, 1999

Leading Off

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I KNEW I WAS FAST WHEN: "I broke a kid's nose in Little League."

MUSICAL INSPIRATION: George Strait.

IF MY ARM BLEW OUT TOMORROW, I'D: "Have my own fishing show on TV."

ROY HALLADAY, STARTER/LONG RELIEVER

TORONTO BLUE JAYS

BORN: May 14, 1977, Denver

THROWS: Right HEIGHT: 6'6" WEIGHT: 205

STRIKEOUTS PER NINE INNINGS IN 1998: 8.4

TOP SPEED: 98 mph SECOND PITCH: Curve

MOST THRILLING STRIKEOUT: "The first one I ever had in the majors. I threw a fastball to [ Tampa Bay Devil Ray] Quinton McCracken, and he checked his swing. It was a huge relief."

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