Iannetta makes career out of making the most of opportunities

Updated: April 16, 2009, 1:00 PM ET
By Anna Katherine Clemmons | Special to ESPNRISE.com

Chris Iannetta didn't just dislike being a catcher when he first learned to play baseball. He hated it. He was an 8-year-old Little Leaguer who cared more about having fun and making friends than fierce competition. He wasn't preternaturally gifted in athletics, so he hadn't tried other sports. And when he began baseball, he played third base for a few games until his team's catcher broke his wrist. Then his coaches decided that Iannetta's stocky build was suited to the catcher spot. So despite ...

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