Nicaragua Pitcher Earns MLB Contract After Stellar WBC Outing

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Sports Illustrated

By Nick Selbe The 21-year-old Duque Hebbert had never pitched in affiliated ball before striking out a trio of All-Stars at the World Baseball Classic. The World Baseball Classic returned this month after a six-year gap since the last iteration. And the event’s absence has robbed the baseball viewing world of unforgettable moments like the one that took place on Monday in the Dominican Republic’s 6–1 win over Nicaragua. Though the final score does not indicate much in the way of dramatic conclusions, it wasn’t until the top of the ninth inning when the game’s most pivotal sequence unfolded. Th…

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