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ANKIEL WATCH

Aug. 15, 2005
Aug. 15, 2005

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Aug. 15, 2005

Sports Illustrated Bonus Section: Golf Plus
Catching Up With
SI Players: Life On and Off the Field
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Baseball
TRACK AND FIELD
PRO BASKETBALL
Inside Motor Sports
Inside Baseball
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ANKIEL WATCH

Former pitcher Rick Ankiel, 26, is trying to make the Cardinals as an outfielder. How's he doing? SI's Ankielometer tells all.

This is an article from the Aug. 15, 2005 issue Original Layout

After putting up good numbers at Class A Quad Cities--he hit .270 with 11 homers and 45 RBIs in 51 games--Ankiel returned to the site of his early season struggles. He was promoted to Double A Springfield (Mo.), where in May he endured a 1-for-20 slump that got him demoted. On his return, though, he swung a hot bat. In his first three games he was 4 for 12 with 5 RBIs and a home run that cleared a 55-foot screen in rightfield. He's gotten noticed. Cards manager Tony La Russa said the team would consider Ankiel for a September call-up.

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