Neil Walker has been able to live out a childhood dream of playing for his hometown Pittsburgh Pirates.
After being taken in the first round of the 2004 Major League Baseball Draft, he diligently worked his way through the minor leagues.
He made his major-league debut as a pinch hitter in September of 2009, and he has been the team’s second baseman since 2010.
Walker’s father, Tom, a former major-league pitcher, has been instrumental in his son’s baseball success, teaching him not only proper mechanics, but also a proper philosophy of play.
However, had Tom Walker followed through on a plan he had in 1972, his son’s story would never have happened.
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