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Jesse Hahn, Like Fitch Teammate Matt Harvey, Finds MLB Success

Jesse Hahn, Like Fitch Teammate Matt Harvey, Finds MLB Success

NEW YORK — It started the way these things usually do, a father handing his son a baseball, and a suggestion. "Let's take it back to the beginning of high school," Jesse Hahn said, at his place in the Oakland A's clubhouse at Yankee Stadium this week. "My dad and I kind of learned it together. He showed me a grip one day, and it just worked and I kept throwing it." As Fred Hahn and his son played catch at Washington Park in Groton, the grip Jesse learned, with his middle finger running along a seam and his forefinger raised up off the ball, has given him what is now one of the spinningest, curviest curveballs in the major leagues. "He just showed...

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