Chacon, Small have saved Yankees

Shawn Chacon and Aaron Small have played huge roles in the Yankees' drive for an 11th straight postseason appearance.

Originally Published: September 23, 2005
By Bob Klapisch | Special to ESPN.com

It's been almost two months since Shawn Chacon morphed into an American League success story, and still, no one seems to understand why his curveball remains so unhittable. Of all the detours the Yankees have taken on their way to first place -- Robinson Cano's replacing Tony Womack at second base, Jason Giambi's rediscovering his home run muscles -- none has been as surprising as Chacon's making baseball executives forget he had a 7.11 ERA with the Rockies last year.

"Anyone who tells you ...

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