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A round-tripper

Kyle Layton, from Glendora High School, is congratulated after a hitting a home run. Players say McMasters, a burly man with a boyish face, is the glue that holds this fraternity together. "He’s the greatest," said Tim Smoley, 19, a Rio Hondo College player who spent five summers as an Astro. "He’s all about the kids." Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times