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Talkin' Baseball: Former All-Star Pitchers Dave Stewart & C.J. Wilson



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It’s hard to believe that Dave Stewart never won the Cy Young Award.
After all, he won 20 games four years in a row. He was the dominant pitcher during the Oakland A’s championship runs in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
But he may have been best known for his stern game face.
Stewart recently appeared at the Fresno Grizzlies Hot Stove event, swapping stories with the likes of former Fresno State star and former National League MVP Terry Pendleton and former All-Star pitcher C.J. Wilson.
GV Wire had a chance to talk to the pitchers, asking them about life in and out of baseball.

Take Five

In this Take Five:
— Stewart talks about his game face. He may have even cracked a smile (watch the video above to know for sure).
— After his playing career, Stewart served as a player agent and worked in the front office. He offers his thoughts on the progress of minorities in leadership positions in baseball.
— During his first year with Oakland, Stewart got into a memorable brawl with Fresno native Pat Corrales, who managed Cleveland in 1986. Stewart says he still is razzed about it today.

— Wilson talks about why he moved to Fresno and opened a car dealership selling Porsche, BMW, and Audi vehicle.
— The former Rangers and Angels pitcher talks about why he left the game, and if he still misses it.

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