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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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PITCHING PHILOSOPHY: "Get ahead in the count and try to get guys out early. You can't strike everybody out. The more groundouts you get, the easier it is on your arm. I love the strikeout, but I also want a long career."

I KNEW I WAS FAST WHEN: "As a sophomore in high school, I threw a no-hitter in my first varsity start. At that age I didn't realize how big a no-hitter was. Now I know."

MUSICAL INSPIRATION: Metallica.

IF MY ARM BLEW OUT TOMORROW, I'D: "Be a fly-fishing guide for trout, or an airline pilot."

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