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One island, two worlds

Unlike in Haiti, where soccer is king, baseball almost has religious importance in the Dominican Republic (above), which has 29 academies sponsored by big league teams. Unlike in Haiti, where soccer is king, baseball almost has religious importance in the Dominican Republic (above), which has 29 academies sponsored by big league teams. (File/Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff)
By Kevin Paul Dupont
March 14, 2010

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For decades, Haiti was the world capital of making baseballs. Once was the time when every new ball carried an ink stamp, “Made in Haiti,’’ on its shiny white horsehide. (Full article: 1060 words)

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