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Craig Breslow ’02

Relief pitcher Craig Breslow ’02 is tenacious. In his first stint in the big leagues, in 2005 with the San Diego Padres, he pitched two scoreless innings. But instead of embarking on a dream career, he got sent right back down to the minors. Ever since then, Breslow has been in and out of the majors—Boston and Cleveland, as well as San Diego—pitching 40 innings in 37 games for four teams. This week he made his debut with yet another major-league team, the Minnesota Twins. He struck out three Yankee batters in one and two-thirds innings of work on May 31. “I hope Craig has finally found a home,” says his former Yale coach, John Stuper.

Wherever Breslow has played ball, his Yale molecular biophysics and biochemistry degree has been a topic of conversation. “I can’t even pronounce that degree,” Twins pitching coach Rick Anderson told the St. Paul Pioneer Press. “I just hope I don’t have to get into any real deep conversations with him because I think he’ll be a little over my head.”

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