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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Field of Dreamers

ST. PAUL, Minnesota () -- Dave Stevens, a former college football player born without legs, played second base for the independent league St. Paul Saints in an exhibition game.

Stevens went in as a defensive replacement in the ninth inning of the Saints' 9-6 loss to the Duluth-Superior Dukes on Monday.

No balls were hit his way, and he didn't bat in the bottom of the inning.

"It was a dream come true," Stevens said. "I played in the same game as Darryl Strawberry. It was great."

Strawberry is attempting a comeback with the Saints. He trotted past Stevens to right field in the ninth, offering good-natured jabs.

"He was giving me grief the whole time," Stevens said. "Things like, 'C'mon, rook.' He was great."