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Portrait in perseverance: Mike Fiers' road to the majors

Published Sept. 14, 2012

Year after year, Mike Fiers was told he wasn't good enough, from college recruiters to professional scouts. Rather than let it beat him down, he used it as motivation. He's overcome it all - the negativity, a broken back from a car accident and being drafted in the 22nd round - to make it to the major leagues.