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    Tigers call up catcher Max St. Pierre after 14 seasons in the minor leagues

    I root for guys like this, you know they have to love the game.

    http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/D...0210?gt1=39002

    Max St. Pierre's perseverance has paid off. The Detroit Tigers have added an awfully happy backup catcher.

    The 30-year-old rookie was brought up to the big leagues on Wednesday after 14 seasons - spanning 978 games - in the minors. His next at-bat - and manager Jim Leyland promised he'd get one - will be his first in the majors.
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    Re: Tigers call up catcher Max St. Pierre after 14 seasons in the minor leagues

    That's neat. You know he'll be a cult hero the rest of this season in Detroit.
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    Re: Tigers call up catcher Max St. Pierre after 14 seasons in the minor leagues

    "And the fact that watching him pitch is like having someone poop on your soul." FCB on Gary Majewski

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    Re: Tigers call up catcher Max St. Pierre after 14 seasons in the minor leagues

    I hope he rips somebody deep first time up. Good for him.
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    Re: Tigers call up catcher Max St. Pierre after 14 seasons in the minor leagues

    Good for Max St. Pierre! I wish him well.

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    Re: Tigers call up catcher Max St. Pierre after 14 seasons in the minor leagues

    Love it.
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    Re: Tigers call up catcher Max St. Pierre after 14 seasons in the minor leagues

    Don't the Braves have one of these stories this year too?

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    Re: Tigers call up catcher Max St. Pierre after 14 seasons in the minor leagues

    Didn't get an AB this evening, a little disappointing.
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    Re: Tigers call up catcher Max St. Pierre after 14 seasons in the minor leagues

    He started in the minors at 16?
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    Re: Tigers call up catcher Max St. Pierre after 14 seasons in the minor leagues

    Quote Originally Posted by traderumor View Post
    He started in the minors at 16?
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    "Today was the byproduct of us thinking we can come back from anything." - Joey Votto after blowing a 10-1 lead and holding on for the 12-11 win on 8/25/2010.

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    Re: Tigers call up catcher Max St. Pierre after 14 seasons in the minor leagues

    Quote Originally Posted by traderumor View Post
    He started in the minors at 16?
    It's his 14th season. I thought the same thing and then I couldn't find him in B-R.com. As someone noted, he was 17 when he was drafted.
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    Re: Tigers call up catcher Max St. Pierre after 14 seasons in the minor leagues

    Quote Originally Posted by redsmetz View Post
    It's his 14th season. I thought the same thing and then I couldn't find him in B-R.com. As someone noted, he was 17 when he was drafted.
    here he is:

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/mi...d=stpier001max

    I hope that Max has a September to remember!

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    Re: Tigers call up catcher Max St. Pierre after 14 seasons in the minor leagues

    Got a hit last night.
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    Re: Tigers call up catcher Max St. Pierre after 14 seasons in the minor leagues

    What ever happened to Aaron Holbert?
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    Re: Tigers call up catcher Max St. Pierre after 14 seasons in the minor leagues

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph View Post
    Don't the Braves have one of these stories this year too?
    Yes they do and the eerie part is St. Pierre and JC Boscan (The Braves rookie) came up on the same day. The Reds played a tiny part in the Boscan story.

    He said he thought about quitting only once, but it was only because he didn’t get much playing time in 2006 in the Brewers’ organization and thought nobody would re-sign him. But the Reds called, and he kept at it, eventually returning to the Braves two years ago.

    Cool! Both these guys will probably end up coaching or managing eventually. Great stories!

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