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McAllister's Hard Work Paying Off

McAllister is going to Triple-A for the playoffs

Zach McAllister has arguably enjoyed the best season of any starting pitcher in the New York Yankees minor league organization. The 6-foot-6 right-hander finished the 2009 regular season with a 7-5 record and an Eastern League leading 2.23 ERA. His hard work with the Trenton Thunder has earned him a promotion to Scranton Wilkes-Barre for the playoffs, which start on Wednesday.

McAllister's name has been at the top of the league leaders in ERA virtually the entire season. However, it was not good enough for the coveted Pitcher of the Year award. "He had my vote," Thunder manager Tony Franklin said. "He's worked hard for us all year, and I know he's going to do well at the next level." Ironically, the award went to Akron Aeros' righthander Jeanmar Gomez, who...

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