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"The Best Player You Never Saw"

P. 112

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NCAA EXCLUSIVE

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SMASH AND GRAB

Justin Verlander The Game's Scariest Pitcher Has His Eye on a Ring

Generation K

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P. 44

The Rays Way

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P. 50

By Tom Verducci

42 Pages of Scouting Reports

P. 68

PHOTOSI HAS REGIONAL COVERS THIS WEEK Photo Illustration by SI Imaging: Photograph by Walter Iooss Jr. for Sports Illustrated (Verlander)Patrick Strattner/fstop/Corbis (Glass)
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)