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MLB debut today for RHP Lieutenant Rowley against @Pirates is why I love sports.

MLB debut today for RHP Lieutenant Rowley against @Pirates is why I love sports.

The sound of the baseball hitting the catcher's glove made Army head baseball coach Matt Reid turn his attention from one Georgia summer-league game to another at a showcase nine years ago. Chris Rowley, a right-hander from South Forsyth High School in Duluth, Ga., was only hitting 85-86 miles per hour on the radar gun. But... "You shake a tree and those kinds of guys are falling off everywhere," said Reid, who recruited Rowley as an Army assistant. "But there was something about Chris." Rowley impressed Reid with his toughness on the mound. He was unafraid to pitch inside. He had a good breaking ball and changeup. There was something else, something as impressive as the pop of the catcher's mitt. "Just the way he approached the rubber and the way he wiggled his arms," Reid said, "he was in control of everything." Reid needed to watch only one inning and 10 pitches before ...

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