Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Valley Pitcher Offers Lesson in Perspective.(Final)(Editorial)


Phil Cordova is wiser than his 16 years let on.

Equipped with an enviable work-ethic and determination to spare, a 3.5 grade point average at Valley High School and one of the best fastballs around, Cordova knows exactly where to focus his energy. Not on what he doesn't have a left hand but on what he does.

The sophomore athlete, consciously or unconsciously, offers a lesson in perspective for anyone willing to consider it.

An inspiring profile of the Valley pitcher by the Journal's James Yodice introduced many to a young man who both defies and ignores easy labels. …

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