Global Baseball

One man\’s year-long journey through the world of baseball

8 Year-Old Makes National News for No-Hitter

Down here, this gets a 300-word article and a color photograph in the nation´s most widely-read newspaper.  The article´s in Spanish, but the point´s pretty easy to grasp.  Some kid in some league in Santo Domingo threw a no-hitter in the ´infantil´division (7-8 year old age group).

If this seems like shameless over-promotion to you, you´re not alone.  To be fair, I´ve never spoken to a scout for a major-league team who admits to paying attention to this kind of publicity.  However, if they did, they would hardly be willing to share it with me, as it´s supposed to be illegal to scout anyone under the age of 16.

For some reason, though, youth baseball, particularly publishing names of Santo Domingo´s best pre-teen baseball players, gets more attention in the nation´s newspapers than the Dominican Summer League.

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August 9, 2006 - Posted by | Local Media

4 Comments »

  1. Hey,

    I just discovered your blog.

    What a cool project. I am an anthropologist/M’s fan that also works in Latin America. My research is very different that what you are doing, but I think that your project sounds awesome. What a cool way to combine two interests into a worthwhile academic project.

    Any new news on the top international free agents? It seems like the Boras clients are the only top names still in play. Any activity by the Mariners?

    Again, nice work. This site is definitely going into my favorites list!

    Comment by Jerry | August 14, 2006

  2. Great blog you have here Jon. Would love to see more writing on the baseball atmosphere where you are, and also just where you are at the moment, what its like, people you are meeting, talking to, games you’ve seen, weird food you’ve eaten, etc. Anyway, this is a great project. Keep up the good work.

    Comment by Jon | August 15, 2006

  3. Above comment should not have been by the name Jon lol. Was getting ahead of myself writing my comment.

    Comment by Phil | August 15, 2006

  4. Thanks for sharing this information. Really is pack with new knowledge. Keep them coming.

    Comment by My Home | August 17, 2007


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