HEROIC ATHLETES/COACHES: Rob Nelson and the Big League Chew Story

HEROIC ATHLETES/COACHES: Rob Nelson and the Big League Chew Story

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Every so often I hear a story that is so remarkable that I feel obliged to share it. And in this case, Rob Nelson – aka “Nellie” – happens to be an old teammate of mine from the college summer leagues.
In short, Nellie was a soft-tossing left-handed pitcher out of Cornell who, despite his distinct lack of velocity, was good enough to go 6-2 in his senior year at Cornell, good enough to be named to the All-Ivy team…

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