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Hard work, athleticism sustain Sonnanstine

Originally Published: October 26, 2008
By Amy K. Nelson | ESPN.com

PHILADELPHIA -- In Manny Burriss' freshman year at Kent State University, he met Andy Sonnanstine. Burriss, who had been recruited for his speed and athleticism, was the team's new shortstop. But when he saw his pitcher field the ball with so much grace, Burriss was awed.

"If a pitcher is that much more athletic than I am, and I'm the shortstop, I don't know how far my career is going to go," said Burriss, who's now with the San Francisco Giants. "He's an incredible athlete."

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