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From East Hartford To Altoona, Riggs Still Thrives On Hitting

NEW BRITAIN — Kevin Riggs had lived a baseball lifetime on the road — Billings, Charleston, Cedar Rapids, El Paso, Norwich, even Taipei. It was time to stop. "I needed to step away from the game a little bit and spend time with my family," he said. "I had small kids, just starting Little League, you're putting pressure on yourself to put food on the table." But few things have a stronger grip than a fascination with the art and science of hitting a baseball. Riggs, settled in Arizona, would work a day job, then go out and coach young hitters. "My wife, Joanna, was the one who suggested it," he said. "After I'd been coaching at the...

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