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Dick Radatz Jr. building summer baseball empire

As a rival to Cape Cod League, he’s in the business of prepping college players

ROCHESTER, Minn. — The Son of the Monster has framed the yellowing newspaper clipping of him in a Red Sox uniform poised to pitch with his famous dad at a Red Sox father/son game at Fenway Park in the mid-1960s.

Those were heady days for a little kid from Michigan. For several years, his father, Red Sox righthander Dick Radatz, was the most dominating reliever in baseball — often unhittable and always scary.

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