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After years of toil, the Angels' Parker Bridwell is seeing things break his way

After years of toil, the Angels' Parker Bridwell is seeing things break his way

In his tiny hometown in West Texas, the Angels’ Parker Bridwell was a three-sport star for the remarkably named Hereford Whitefaces, so called because of the cattle breed from which the town took its name.

In the fall, he played football. It was his first love and the town’s focus, and he quickly became the star quarterback, a three-star recruit with interest from colleges across the country. In the winter, he played basketball, because he was athletic enough to be good at it. And in the spring, he started to play baseball, because otherwise he’d be bored.

“I honestly did it to just consume time,” Bridwell said, “and not have to be home when all my friends were...

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