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Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Justin Morneau (36) takes a throw to get an out at first base during Pittsburgh’s game against St. Louis on Sunday. Associated Press.

Morneau Trade: A self-made star undone by one bump to the head

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By Jim Souhan

Associated Press

I first met Justin Morneau by accident, in the Twins’ offices in the Metrodome, shortly after the team drafted him. This was in 1999, when the Twins were casual enough to allow a writer to occasionally wander into the wrong place at the right time.


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