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Former Lincoln-Way East player Dean Anna announced his retirement from Major League Baseball in February. 22nd Century Media file photo 22nd Century Media file photo
Chris Walker, Freelance Reporter
2:38 am CDT March 22, 2019

In the classic film “Bull Durham,” Kevin Costner plays Crash Davis, a veteran minor league catcher who’s sent down to the low minors to help mold the meatheaded Nuke LaLoosh, who has a million dollar arm but a five-cent head, in to a Major Leaguer.

During the last few years Dean Anna had become somewhat of a Crash Davis-type player in Triple-A, although he helped a bunch of his teammates while providing the organization security. He was always just a phone call away from the Major Leagues in the event that a middle infielder went down with an injury.