The Céspedes saga - SFGate on Yoenis Cespedes
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Marooned on a tiny Caribbean island, family members of Oakland A's star Yoenis Céspedes feared their journey would end right there under a baking sun.
Their effort to follow Céspedes from Cuba to the United States had gone horribly wrong, leaving them abandoned for two days on a strip of sand more than 600 miles southeast of Florida.
INCREDIBLE STORY. Source: http://www.sfgate.com/athletics/article/The-C-spedes-saga-4665271.php
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Yoenis Céspedes is 2013 Home Run Champ!
The Natural! From the SF Gate story, "Céspedes was born to play baseball. His father, Cresencio Céspedes, was a Cuban League catcher who separated from Milanés around the time his son turned 1. Milanés was a star softball pitcher for the national team whose extended family helped raise her only son as she traveled to tournaments.
She made Céspedes his first bat out of a tree branch, polishing it with glass. She was his first coach. Even today, Céspedes calls her for hitting tips."