Winnebago Yankee to start a game for first time
Joba Chamberlain, a member of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, will be the starting pitcher at tonight's New York Yankees game.

Chamberlain quickly became a fan favorite since debuting last fall. The game against the Toronto Blue Jays is the first time he opens a game, though.

"It was something I've always done and I wanted to give it a shot," Chamberlain was quoted as saying. "I wanted to accept that challenge of try to be dominating for seven inning and not only one. It's a challenge I've been facing my whole life and it's one I'm excited about."

As he takes the mount tonight, Chamberlain will be wearing a necklace given to him by a member of the Meskwaki Tribe of Iowa. "It means a lot," he said.

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