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Towson shortstop, Indians draftee Richie Palacios went the extra mile to carry on family legacy

Towson shortstop, Indians draftee Richie Palacios went the extra mile to carry on family legacy

At home, Richie Palacios was calm, texting words of “congratulations” to the guys he knew who were selected before him on the first night of the major league baseball draft — until the call he’d been waiting for lit up his phone Tuesday afternoon.

“Dream come true,” he said.

The Towson University shortstop became the highest Tigers position player ever drafted, trading black and gold for the navy and red of the Cleveland Indians, who selected him in the third round (103rd overall).

“I’ve been working my whole life for this opportunity to be able to finally say that I’m a Cleveland Indian,” Palacios said.

The third-highest player drafted in Towson history,...

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