Prior: Can't-miss kid to comeback bid

He isn't the stud the Yanks drafted in '98, but ex-Cubs star is here, humbled and hungry

Updated: February 26, 2011, 5:34 PM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

TAMPA, Fla. -- A case can be made that the high point of Mark Prior's career came on a 2-1 pitch to Mike Mordecai in the eighth inning of a National League Championship Series game on Oct. 14, 2003.

Mordecai flied out, and Prior and the Chicago Cubs stood just five outs from their first trip to the World Series in 58 years.

That was the last out Prior would get that day. Two batters later, Luis Castillo's foul ball would become known as The Bartman Incident; three batters ...

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