So I Guess We’re All Supposed to Believe This 6’4″ 229-Pounder at the Little League World Series Really Is 13 Years Old? (Video + Pic)
Back in 2001, a 5’8″ 12-year-old with a 76 mph fastball threw the first perfect game at the Little League World Series since 1957. He would go on to strike out 62 of the 72 batters he faced, giving up just three hits in three games and giving up only one unearned run, leading his team from the Bronx to a third place finish.
That kid’s name was Danny Almonte, and of course he was not really 12. As we learned a few weeks after the tournament, he was 14. His father, Felipe Amonte, had falsified his birth certificate back in the Dominican Republic.
Why do I bring this up? I bring this up because the Little League World Series is going on right now. And because of this:
That is Puerto Rico pitcher/first baseman Erick Figueroa, 13, and as you can see he is listed at 6’4″ and 229 pounds.
Do you know who else is 6’4″ and 230 pounds? David Ortiz.
Here’s a look at this giant kid in action:
Someone should probably swing by Puerto Rico over the next few days and take a look at this kid’s birth certificate. I’m not saying he’s definitely older than 13, but it never hurts to double check.
Hat Tip – [Fox Sports]