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El Duque: The Story of Orlando Hernandez
El Duque: The Story of Orlando Hernandez Kenny Lafreniere, Kenneth LaFreniere 0375801979 9780375801976 With all its incredible heroes, baseball has never seen a player like Orlando El Duque Hernandez. From humble beginnings, El Duque rose to fame in
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El Duque: The Story of Orlando Hernandez by Kenny Lafreniere, Kenneth LaFreniere

With all its incredible heroes, baseball has never seen a player like Orlando El Duque Hernandez. From humble beginnings, El Duque rose to fame in his native Cuba as one of the best pitchers ever. But suddenly his baseball career was over. Fearing he would flee the country, the Cuban government banned him from baseball for life. Rather than be forced to watch from the sidelines, El Duque and seven other friends and players boarded a rickety boat and made a dangerous journey through shark-infested waters to freedom. After being shipwrecked for days on a deserted island, El Duque finally made it to American shores -- and a starting spot with the world-famous New York Yankees! A star pitcher in the 1998 World Series, El Duque enjoyed one of the best rookie seasons in the history of the Major Leagues -- and his inspiring story is just beginning...

Author: Kenny Lafreniere, Kenneth LaFreniere

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 95

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

Publication Date: 1999-03-01

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ISBN: 0375801979


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