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Ryan the Giant

Ryan the Giant

Randy Johnson's got nothing on Ryan Doherty. The South Bend pitcher stands just over seven feet tall, and is probably the tallest player in professional baseball history. His development as a pitcher may therefore take some time.

Ryan Doherty began his professional career last year, and has already made beneficial adjustments to his mechanics.  At the beginning of this season, Doherty was still throwing across his body and topping out at 88 MPH on the radar gun as a result.  "We need to put him on a straight line to the plate so he gets more extension and can take advantage of the height," South Bend pitching coach...

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