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Eric David Ludwick (born December 14, 1971) is a retired
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player who played
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from -. He played for the
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. He also played two seasons in Japan for the
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in and . In the middle of the 1997 season, Ludwick was part of a trade with between the cash-strapped
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and the
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that sent
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to the Cardinals in exchange for Ludwick, T.J. Matthews, and Blake Stein. Ludwick attended the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, and in 1992 he played collegiate summer baseball with the Harwich Mariners of the Cape Cod Baseball League. He was selected by the New York Mets in the second round of the 1993 MLB Draft. Ludwick is the brother of retired major league outfielder Ryan Ludwick.


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