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One of the most amazing success stories in sports is the miracle of San Pedro de Macoris. Both a province and the name of a capital city with a population of Dreams in the Dominican Republic 300,000, the community may not possess the fountain of eternal youth sought by Ponce de Leon, but baseball experts bemusedly agree there must be something magical in the water. The port city on the Caribbean Sea southern side of the Dominican manufactures baseball players the way Detroit manufactures cars, the way Cuba produces cigars, and the way Battle Creek, Michigan manufactures cereal.
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I had it ﬁxed with Mr. Trujillo’s polices,” Paige said. “If we win, their whole army is gonna run out and escort us from the place. ) Neither Paige nor his American teammates spoke much Spanish, so they suffered from a communication gap with the locals. ) In Paige’s telling, the players took this display to mean that their own lives would be forfeited if they didn’t win the championship and please the big man. Whether the actions were for show, or Trujillo was trying to get a message across to his hired hands (or perhaps both) is an open question.