He is baseball’s ultimate leadoff hitter, its definitive No. 1 starter, the first name penciled on history’s all-time lineup card.
Now he’d settle for a job.
Meet David Aardsma, tops in the baseball encyclopedia but buried on the Dodgers depth chart.
After spending a roller-coaster career as baseball’s alphabetic ace, he is hoping to become a Dodgers reliever.
“I’d like to be known for something more than my last name,” he says with a grin.
That name is the first one listed in the game’s annals, ahead of Hank Aaron. But right now the 33-year-old journeyman right-hander is more interested in finishing ahead of...