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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Turner learns from award circuit

Standing alongside Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Johnny Bench, Stuart Turner’s mind drifted away from the award ceremony in Wichita, Kan.

Born and raised in Eunice, La., the son of an auto mechanic, Turner was taken back to when his dad, Randy, would get off work at 6 p.m. and throw pitch after pitch to his son.

It was at an early age that Turner began honing his craft and so Thursday, when he was named the 2013 recipient of the Johnny Bench National Collegiate Catcher of the Year Award, it seemed only natural that he immediately think of his family. (July 1, 2013, Page 7)

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