Thursday, March 23, 2017

United States Wins World Baseball Classic

     The United States won the World Baseball Classic 8-0 over Puerto Rico in the title game held at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday night. Marcus Stroman of the Toronto Blue Jays pitched a no-hitter through six innings and was named Most Valuable Player of the tournament.
     Several players on the United States team had a South Florida connection. The Miami Marlins were represented by starting outfielders Giancarlo Stanton and Christian Yelich. American Heritage grad Eric Hosmer was the starting first baseman for the squad.
     Jim Leyland, who managed the Marlins to their first World Series title in 1997, was the manager of the team. It is expected to be the last time that Leyland will manage a baseball club.

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