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For first baseman Mike Ford ’15, who plays for the Yankees’ minor-league team in Tampa, nearly every day is game day, which means 10 or 11 hours at the ballpark. When you’re hitting well, he says, you don’t mind the grind.  Ford, who signed his first minor-league contract after his junior year, completed his degree during two offseasons but was unable to return for Commencement in June. He had a game to play.