'Professor Radke' leads by example

The secret of the Minnesota Twins' strike-throwing success is a combination of basic philosophy and some unique individuals.

Updated: June 17, 2005, 5:03 PM ET
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

These 2005 Minnesota Twins apparently aren't Luke Skywalker's kind of team. Or B.B. King's kind of team.

They'd never be caught reading "Ball Four." And they'll never take a stroll down anyone's Walk of Fame.

In a sport where way too many pitchers can't tell the strike zone from a time zone, these 2005 Twins have turned into an entire pitching staff of control freaks.

Any time you find yourself comparing a team to the 1876 Hartford Dark Blues and the 1906 White Sox, you know you're ...

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