Nationals' flinger Derek Klosowski is ready for his close up at the Area Code Games

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Area Code Games: Day Three Wrap

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LONG BEACH, Calif. — It all started in 1987 in Lodi, California, which is in the northern part of the San Joaquin Valley — otherwise known as the “Zinfandel Capital of the World.” The games were the brainchild of Bob Williams, who collaborated with Northern California scouts to put on a showcase that was free of charge and would pit players from different areas of the country, based on their area codes. He also wanted to appease the scouts by having the high schoolers drop their aluminum bats and use nothing but wood bats. 

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