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Shane Spencer’s Legendary Breakout Sparked On- and Off-Field MLB Roller Coaster

class="ui-droppable">BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — Down here in the Atlantic League, the players hear the stories of what Shane Spencer did.

He came out of nowhere and became an instant star. He walked out of the minor leagues and into the World Series.

He never played here, but leagues like this are full of guys with dreams of doing what Spencer did in 1998 with the New York Yankees. He can tell them what it was like, and as the third-year hitting coach with the Somerset Patriots, perhaps he could even set them on the way to doing it themselves.

But there's more to his story, and Spencer wants to make sure his players hear that, too.

"They'll ask me, 'When was the last time you played in the big leagues?'" Spencer said one ...

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