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Family drives Rodriguez to succeed

Jeremy Rodriguez

Eugene, OR: Every boy who grew up playing baseball had a dream of one day being able to play professional baseball. Catcher Jeremy Rodriguez almost didn't get a chance to have that dream. When his mother was giving birth to him, Rodriguez almost died in the womb.

Doctors quickly got Rodriguez of out of his mother safely and the rest was history. Jeremy Rodriguez fulfilled his dream when the San Diego Padres drafted him in the 16th round. "My dad has taught me since I was little I am never going to have anything given to me. Ever since I was a baby I have had to fight for my life, " Rodriguez said. " Every time I get on the field, I need to prove... Recommended Stories

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