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“We were at our family’s house in Pennsylvania, and we were just fixing to eat when Brad called,” Jerry said. “He said, ‘Dad, I’m going up. I got pulled up!’ That’s when I wanted to be with him, when he got that call.

“I’m not a big baseball buff. I don’t really know what it takes. I didn’t really think much about pro ball; I thought about college and getting an education. … Was he a good student? Yes. Was he brilliant? Only when he wanted to be.”

The first pitch of Peacock’s first major league start was fired off at 7:20 p.m. to Jose Reyes, 21 minutes after his last warm-up toss landed in Jerry’s hands.