(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By ANTONIO GONZALEZ AP Sports Writer Josh Reddick has had to overcome more than most to make it to the major leagues.
Reddick learned how to play baseball from a father without hands, was cut by his middle school team - twice - and discarded by the Boston Red Sox last winter. The self-described country boy from southeast Georgia has remained resilient through it all, breaking out with the Oakland Athletics this season to become one of the American League's top home run hitters.
Reddick leads the A's with 19 home runs and 41 RBIs entering Friday's home game against Seattle. He credits everything to his parents, Kenny and Cheryl.