Sanchez carving a niche with Tigers

Alex Sanchez doesn't consider himself a crusader -- just a guy trying to make it to first base.

Originally Published: June 16, 2004
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN Insider
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It's impossible to initiate a discussion on bunting these days without someone in baseball wistfully referring to it as a "lost art.'' The lost art of bunting. The words have a sense of permanence to them, like steroid-fueled home run craze, or Major League Baseball-owned Montreal Expos.

Detroit outfielder Alex Sanchez doesn't consider himself a crusader -- just a guy trying to make it to first base. But if he doesn't watch out, he might make small ball fashionable again.

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