Garcia re-earning his nickname in N.Y.

No one's more fab than Freddy in tight spots. Time to start calling him The Chief again?

Updated: June 13, 2011, 9:01 AM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Freddy Garcia's nickname, given to him upon his arrival in the majors, is The Chief.

In 1999, former New York Yankee Jay Buhner christened Garcia The Chief after Buhner decided the then long-haired, 22-year-old righty had a striking resemblance to Chief Bromden in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest."

Garcia lived up to the hype of having been traded for an in-his-prime Randy Johnson, becoming as much The Chief in Seattle as Robert Parish was in Boston. The nickname ...

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