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THE ROAD TO 300 ROCKET'S RIDE 1981-2003
Tom Verducci
June 02, 2003
JUNE 8, 1981Drafted out of San Jacinto (Texas) Junior College in the 12th round by the New York Mets. Opts to attend the University of Texas after the Mets fail to meet his $25,000 bonus demand.
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June 02, 2003

The Road To 300 Rocket's Ride 1981-2003

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NOV. 15, 2001
Wins his sixth Cy Young Award with a 20-3 record, 3.51 ERA and 213 strikeouts.

DEC. 30, 2002
Agrees to a one-year, $10.1 million contract with the Yankees and says, "I don't anticipate playing past this year."

MAY 21, 2003
Becomes 21st pitcher to win 299 games as the Yankees beat his old team, the Red Sox, 4-2, at Fenway Park.

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