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Eddie Leon in 1975 when he played for the Tampico Naranjeros, the last year he played baseball before returning to Tucson. Arizona Daily Star file photo

Arizona Daily Star file photo

Sahuaro High pitcher John Butcher had back-to-back seasons of 13-11 and 11-14 for the Minnesota Twins in the mid 1980s; Tucson High shortstop Eddie Leon played in 601 games, mostly for the Cleveland Indians, in the late ’60s and early ’70s; Tucson High pitcher Tom Wilhelmsen, who opened the season with the Diamondbacks, has 68 career saves in 344 relief appearances; CDO first baseman Chris Duncan hit 55 home runs for St. Louis before injuries stopped his career at age 28 in 2009.

Contact sports columnist Greg Hansen at 520-573-4362 or ghansen@tucson.com. On Twitter: @ghansen711

Sports columnist for the Arizona Daily Star.