After 737 minor-league games, Starling finally in the big-leagues

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July 12, 2019 - 2:52 PM

Kansas City Royals Bubba Starling on Feb. 18, in Surprise, Ariz. JOHHN SLEEZER/ THE KANSAS CITY STAR/TNS

Bubba Starling, in order:

—Grew into a local folk hero at Gardner-Edgerton High with stories of 500-foot home runs and windmill dunks and a man-against-boys football career.

—Turned down a scholarship to play quarterback at Nebraska for the largest signing bonus in Royals history.

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