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Ankiel melted down in the 2000 NLDS, then started drinking vodka before starts to calm his nerves in 2001<p>Given everything that happened in his career, it’s easy to forget just how great Rick Ankiel was at pitching. <i>Baseball America</i> ranked him as the best prospect in all of baseball prior to the 2000 …

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