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Mixing memory with desire

Larry Hasenfus, a 58-year-old knuckleballer, finds new life on the collegiate mound

Updated: November 15, 2011, 5:06 PM ET
By Marty Dobrow | Special to ESPNBoston.com

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- The first week of the baseball season can be a time for veteran left-handers to work out the kinks. Last Monday, 48-year-old Barack Obama was high and outside with his presidential first pitch before the Washington Nationals' opener. On Saturday, 47-year-old Jamie Moyer allowed five runs in the third inning to the Houston Astros but held on for a 9-6 victory, the 259th of his career.

And on a sparkling Sunday afternoon, Larry Hasenfus gets loose.

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