Nicknamed the Duke of Hurl, Duchscherer was selected by the
Boston Red Sox in the 8th round (241st overall) of the 1996 Major
League Baseball draft out of Coronado High School in Lubbock,
Texas. His high-80s fastball made him one of the hardest throwers in
the area, but his velocity soon ranked as only average as he entered
the minor leagues. Justin was born born November 19, 1977.