2:39 AM EDT, Thu July 28, 2016
Grand Rapids Press Jul 7, 2016
Joel Zumaya, this generation's Mark Fidrych, settles into legacy at age 31

Joel Zumaya, this generation's Mark Fidrych, settles into legacy at age 31

Hell always be remembered for 103 mph fastball, a fabulous rookie season and a fragile arm that kept him from reaching his potential. And hes OK with that. Joel Zumaya is this generation's candle in the wind for Detroit Tigers fans, the wild goateed reliever who set the town on fire for one season and then, much like Mark Fidrych of the 1970s, burned out way too soon. He could throw a fastball 103 mph from a right arm that exceeded the speed limit. His nickname "Zoom Zoom" proved prophetic. There was that one glorious year, his rookie season in 2006, when he...

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