Dusty Baker a symbol of perseverance

After dealing with personal and professional crises, Reds manager now a 'happy' man

Originally Published: October 4, 2010
By Howard Bryant | ESPN.com

CINCINNATI -- "Light a candle," Dusty Baker says, his lone voice softly skimming the looming silence of the empty church. "I'm sure there's someone out there you want to pray for."

He lights a candle, points the flickering matchstick downward in his large hands, the athlete's hands, dousing it into the cool sand. It is here in the solitude of St. Peter in Chains Cathedral -- funded by Ohio Catholics who donated 12 cents per month toward its construction in 1841 -- where Johnnie B. Baker, ...

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