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Mitch Moreland arrives from nowhere

Rookie from small Mississippi town delivers big homer in Game 3 for the Rangers

Originally Published: October 30, 2010
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The town of Amory, Miss., was created in conjunction with the start of a new railroad line in 1887 and is located directly between Birmingham and Memphis. It has a population of about 7,200, and any list of the most prominent Amory natives would have to include blues singer Lucille Bogan, Christian songwriter Marty Funderburk and actor John Dye of "Touched by an Angel'' fame.

The person who coined the phrase, "If you blinked, you missed it,'' might have had Amory in mind.

Yet ...

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