There are still feel-good stories in baseball, and Rick Ankiel is supplying one right now. We’ve received a lot of hits lately from people looking for info about Ankiel, and I suggest these excellent THT articles:
– Rick Ankiel, Ex-Pitcher, Brian Gunn’s piece posted the day after Ankiel first announced he would try to make it as a hitter.
– Rube Bressler Redux, Dan Fox’s research into players who have attempted similar transitions
– Rick Ankiel’s Comeback by John Brattain, earlier this year
Dan has also updated his article on his blog.