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No pain, no game for these hard-nosed players

Originally Published: August 15, 2007
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

Jason Hirsh didn't mean to make a statement. It just worked out that way.

After taking a J.J. Hardy line drive off the leg last week, Hirsh stayed in the game to pitch five more innings in Colorado's 11-4 victory over Milwaukee. Only later did Hirsh discover he had fractured his right fibula on the play.

Baseball players aren't typically regarded as tough in the manner of NFL wide receivers going over the middle or NHL wingers digging into the corner for loose pucks. But the season ...

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