Four of a kind

Oakland pitcher Rich Harden will play a big role in the AL pennant race.

Updated: November 21, 2003, 5:33 PM ET
By Tim Kurkjian | ESPN The Magazine
The most important pitcher added by a team in July wasn't Sidney Ponson, Jeff Suppan or Scott Williamson. It was Rich Harden. Like Tim Hudson and Barry Zito before him, Harden was called up during a pennant race to give the A's a boost.

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