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ESPN tells triumphant story of Fenway groundskeeper's journey to the bigs

Posted by David D'Onofrio  May 2, 2013 01:55 PM

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A Division I-recruited pitcher who always dreamed of making it to the big leagues, David Mellor saw those hopes all but dashed in the summer of 1981, when he was run down by a car in the parking lot of a McDonald's and told he'd never walk normally again.

But determined to get there one way or the other, he still made it to the majors. And you're probably quite familiar -- perhaps occasionally in awe -- of his work.

Here's a look at Fenway Park's groundskeeper, as told by Buster Olney on ESPN's E:60 news show.

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