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Dominic Smith still chuckles when he recalls the story, a favorite from back in 2014 at Class A Savannah. Champ Stuart, the Mets’ sixth-round Draft pick the previous summer, walked and stole second base. Smith followed with a fly ball to center field, deep enough for Stuart to tag. But when Stuart noticed no stop sign at third, he simply kept running. And running. And running until he scored.

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