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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.


Wow, this is a great story! I never knew...

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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."

This calls for a gif!

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