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Aug, 2017

Cubs manager Joe Maddon: Specialization of youth sports 'obnoxious'

“Specialization, especially at an early age, is obnoxious to me,” Maddon said.

As a youngster in Hazleton, Penn., Maddon played three sports in high school but gave up on basketball because of shin splints during his junior season. Maddon was talented enough to play football and baseball at Lafayette College before concentrating solely on baseball.

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