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Two former standouts rivals, friends
Josh Wright, left, and Ken Wise are part of the All-Star team in the Sunbelt Baseball League this summer.
Before Ken Wise’s name was even off the board in the Major League Baseball draft this season, he received a text message from his longtime friend, Josh Wright, wanting to stay up to date with which franchise was going to select the former East Hall High standout pitcher. It didn’t take too long for there to be a reply from Wise on the other end with the answer: 19th round to the Baltimore Orioles. This is the kind of communication you would expect from players that grew up all their lives playing on the same teams together, but rarely from players that only on special occasions — like an All-Star squad as kids — were playing out of the same dugout.
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