COLUMBIA — It’s the fall of 2003, and Dan Pietroburgo does not need to be here. After checking in at an uninspiring 6 feet, 157 pounds, giving up at-bats in intrasquad games is about the last thing he needs to be doing. Scarcely recruited out of high school, Pietroburgo is at Missouri as a walk-on catcher, having earned consideration for a spot at least in part because his father pitched for the Tigers in the ’70s.
Walk-on earns his keep for Missouri baseball team
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