George has had plenty of support, luck

Updated: June 25, 2003, 10:01 AM ET
By Jim Baker
Who is the current holder of baseball's exalted Lou Gehrig Luckiest Man on the Face of the Earth Award? I'd have to go with Chris George of the Kansas City Royals. Tuesday night is a perfect example of why he qualifies for this mythical trophy. He retired a grand total of 17 Cleveland batters of whom he only struck out three, gave up 10 baserunners and still managed to come away with the victory.

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