Mariners' makeover driven by Zduriencik

Second-year M's general manager has quickly assembled a potential force in Seattle

Originally Published: January 19, 2010
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

Jack Zduriencik grew up in New Castle, Pa., seven miles from Dick Allen's hometown of Wampum and 20 miles from Joe Namath's birthplace in Beaver Falls. Youngstown, Ohio, home of Dave Dravecky, Bernie Kosar and football's Stoops brothers, was just a few miles and a state border beyond that.

Bedrock values were abundant in Zduriencik's neighborhood. His father worked in a steel mill and owned a barbershop, and young Jack obtained his barber's license at age 16. When he arrived home ...

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