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Monday, July 9, 2012

Chris Drury: From Little League to NHL, always a winner

Chris Drury used his strong right arm to pitch his hometown Trumbull team to the Little League World Series championship in 1989.

He tossed a five-hitter as Trumbull stunned Taiwan in the title game 23 years ago.

Drury got to visit the White House, threw out the first pitch in Game 2 of the 1989 World Series and was honored as “Young Sportsman of the Year” by Sports Illustrated.

But it turned out to be the ice — not the baseball diamond — where Drury really flourished.

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