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Mark McGwire St. Louis Cardinals Winter Warm Up
St. Louis Cardinals hitting coach Mark McGwire (R) gives centerfielder Colby Rasmus instruction as the two work in the batting cage at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on January 17, 2010. McGwire is in St. Louis working with players and attending the Cardinals Care Winter Warm Up. McGwire is making his first appearance since making the announcement on January 11, 2010, that he used steroids during his playing career UPI/Bill Greenblatt
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Colby Ryan Rasmus (born August 11, 1986 in Columbus, Georgia) is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball.

Rasmus played as pitcher and first baseman for Phenix City National Little League during the 1999 Little League World Series. Phenix City won the United States championship game before losing in the finals to Osaka, Japan 5-0. Rasmus finished the World Series with a batting average of .417 and a pitching record of 0-1 with 7 strikeouts.

Rasmus attended Russell County High School in Seale, Alabama. As a senior, he batted .484 with 24 home runs with 66 RBI and 69 runs scored in 39 games . His 24 home runs passed Bo Jackson for second all-time in the state for home runs in a season by a high school player. In a pre-draft workout, Rasmus was clocked at 95 mph (153 km/h) throwing from center field. He also ran 60 yards in 6.7 seconds. Rasmus helped lead Russell County to a national championship in 2005 as they finished the season ranked first in both the National High School Baseball Coaches Association poll and the USA TODAY Super 25 baseball rankings. Rasmus graduated from Russell County High School in 2005. He is the brother of Batavia Muckdogs center fielder Casey Rasmus

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