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Gordon's dream comes true in Bronx

Yankees' 32-year-old spot starter brings fans to their feet, his family to tears

Updated: June 17, 2011, 7:55 AM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- From the top of the Yankee Stadium mound, the top of a journeyman's world, Brian Gordon surveyed the sweeping majesty of the place. No, he wasn't in Kansas anymore.

Or Corpus Christi or Round Rock or any of the other minor league stops that defined a ballplayer's dream, one that appeared certain to die in some backwater corner of America's game.

"I tried to pull my hat down low and not get caught up in it," Gordon said. "I figured if I pulled my hat down low and ...

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