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Major strides made in Dominican

By Indira A.R. Lakshmanan
Globe Staff / October 27, 2004

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Like so many poor youngsters in this country of preternatural baseball fanatics, Yonata Ortega learned the sport in the streets, batting around a sock filled with sand with a stick cut from a guava tree, and catching with a glove fashioned from a milk carton. Now, the 17-year-old shortstop has been signed by the Arizona ... (Full article: 1183 words)

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