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Sanchez Leans on Family for Fire

Sanchez has been firing away for Erie

April 29, 2006 was a special day. When the flame-throwing righty started the game against the visiting Binghamton Mets, he had no idea that he'd end the night with a career-high 13 strikeouts. Sanchez held the opposition scoreless through seven innings, and recorded the win during the SeaWolves' 1-0 victory. The radar gun behind the centerfield wall consistently reached 97 miles per hour.

It was a pleasure of game to watch, especially for an Erie crowd that's had little to root for this season. But the great numbers weren't what made the game special for Humberto Sanchez. He was thinking about a few spectators in particular. "My mom was in the stands, and she brought my little nephew to the park. It was his first time at a baseball game…It was pretty emotional having my family... Recommended Stories

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