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  • After Chien-ming Wang had pitched for eight innings, Yankees pitching coach Ron Guidry came to talk to him.

  • Wang was told that he had only one more inning to prove his worth.

  • Under great pressure, Wang gave it his best shot on the mound.

  • That night, he tossed a two-hit shutout to beat the Tampa Bay Devil Rays 6-0.

  • It seems that extra stress always fuels him.

  • In 2006, at the age of twenty-six, he was one of the best young pitchers in Major League Baseball.

  • Back in 2000, Atlanta offered Wang more money than the Yankees.

  • Instead of signing with Atlanta, however, Wang chose to sign with the Yankees.

  • His reason was simple.

  • He just wanted to be close to his childhood idol, Roger Clemens, a Yankees pitcher.

  • Another episode also reveals Wang’s simple personality.

  • Once John Cox, the scout for the Yankees, paid Wang a visit, and asked what he could do for Wang.

  • To John’s surprise, Wang only asked for a rice cooker.

  • Critical Thinking: Do you think it was unwise of Wang to refuse Atlanta’s money offer only to get close to his idol, Roger Clemens?

After Chien-ming Wang had pitched for eight innings, Yankees pitching coach Ron Guidry came to talk to him.

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