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Baseball is the national pastime of the Dominican Republic, and there are great stories about something good, or even great, done by a Dominican ballplayer. This past week saw two such events. The first was the successful outing by recently called-up pitcher Eury Perez of the Miami Marlins. In just his second Major League start, he pitched five excellent innings to help his team defeat the Washington Nationals 5-3 and sweep the series Perez was the youngest player in Marlin history to make his debut in the Big Leagues at 20 years and 27 days . Eury Perez was expected to reach the Big Leagues, since he was one of the top 10 prospect in all of baseball. While his first outing was not so good, this one, with five innings, three hits and six strikeouts was very powerful.

The second news item is not about a big-time ballplayer, or a great play that was made, but rather about a young 10...

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