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Inside the Dodgers' magical season: Unknown rookies, come-from-behind wins and a chance at history

Inside the Dodgers' magical season: Unknown rookies, come-from-behind wins and a chance at history

On the 2017 Dodgers, even the anonymous get to spend a day in the sun.

One day in July, in the midst of an 11-game winning streak, the team called up a slender, 30-year-old reliever who had spent a dozen seasons in the minor leagues with four different organizations. As the Dodgers took batting practice, manager Dave Roberts was talking with pitcher Rich Hill about the new arrival.

“What a great story for Paredes, huh?” Hill said. “Twelve years in the minors.”

“Yeah, that’s great,” Roberts said. “Great story.”

Roberts paused.

“Hey, what’s his first name?”

What happened next to Edward Paredes should come as little surprise to those who have followed this...

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