FILE - In this June 7, 2009 file photo, Detroit Tigers' Ryan Perry pitches against the Los Angeles Angels in a baseball game in Detroit. Perry ranked sixth among American League rookies with 53 appearances and had a 3.79 ERA in 2009. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson, File)

Duane Burleson

A hard-throwing right-hander from Marana High School and the UA got the Detroit Tigers in two years, but was out of the majors after arm trouble with a 6-6 career record when he was 25. 

Sports columnist for the Arizona Daily Star.