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Bobby Hill doesn't envision himself as a career pinch hitter at 26, but he took the opportunity to learn from one of the masters of the craft last season. <br><br>Hill and Lenny Harris, baseball's all-time leader in pinch hits, were teammates with the Chicago Cubs.

I asked Lenny how he was always so prepared when he pinch hit," said Hill, now an infielder with the Pirates. "He said it was pretty simple because the key was to always stay focused. He said it was important to go up there with the idea of looking for a good pitch to hit." That is exactly what Hill did Wednesday at PNC Park, and he gave the Pirates, last in the National League Central, an...

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