We can hear the footsteps. With every 5-2-3-1 statline at Triple-A Durham, shortstop phenom B.J. Upton moves ever closer to his imminent arrival at Tropicana Field. The 19-year-old is almost certainly the most-anticipated prospect of the 2004 season -- a spectacular package of bat and glove, speed and smarts. A Derek Jeter waiting to happen, and happen any day now.
This got us to thinking: Who are Upton's ancestors? Which players before him had baseball waiting most eagerly?
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