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Kieschnick deserves a shot with Brewers

Having previously failed to make it in the majors as a hitter, Brooks Kieschnick has proved he should get a chance now that he's become a two-way player.

Originally Published: February 19, 2003
By Rob Neyer | ESPN.com

As I'm sure you all remember, major-league baseball's last two-way player was ... actually, I don't remember who was the last two-way player. There's Babe Ruth, of course; in 1919, he pitched in 17 games -- and went 9-5 with a 2.97 ERA -- and also played in enough other games to hit 29 home runs, a new major-league record.

I don't think the Babe is the most recent, though. I can name a number of players who drew salaries as both pitchers and hitters in the major leagues, but all of them ...

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