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Pohl Starting His Career On The Right Foot

STOCKTON - Cooperstown, New York, might be the "birthplace" of baseball, but it hasn't been a cradle of professional baseball talent of late. Cooperstown native Phil Pohl is hoping to change that. Pohl is off to a good start with a strong showing with High-A Stockton in May.

Phil Pohl has an entire community watching his every move through Oakland's farm system. As the pride of Cooperstown, NY, otherwise known as the mecca of the baseball world, he has a pretty prestigious legacy that goes with him when fans, broadcasters, and scouts alike glance at his hometown on Stockton's roster. Pohl was the first draftee out of Cooperstown in nearly a quarter of a century when...