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A Baseball Tale: Being David Shepard

A Baseball Tale: Being David Shepard

David Shepard has gone from Clemson to Billings, to Charleston, to Burlington, to Newark, to Norwich, to Trenton, to Columbus in his career. Almost 9 years, two organizations and one Independent team later, Shepard continues to battle his way to the big leagues picking up more to add to the story of his baseball life along the way. Here is a man who idolized Doc Gooden, played with "Bam Bam" Meulens, and learned from the King, Jim Leyritz. Now who else has a story like that to tell?

Now a tutor to his younger teammates as an elder statesman on the Trenton Thunder, David Shepard takes a much different perspective than what he once had as a dominating 22 year old righty out of Clemson University. Drafted in the 3rd round by the Cincinnati Reds in 1996, Shepard was a highly touted young arm in their farm system. He came out of a Clemson program that ended up in the College World... Recommended Stories

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