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Erick San Pedro

Oscar San Pedro didn't mind the odd stares and cruel comments along the roadside. Instead of allowing his son Erick an easy ride from the ballpark after a game San Pedro would make the little leaguer run home as he yelled encouragement from behind the steering wheel.

"Everybody thought I was crazy for having Erick do that," says Oscar. "But in the back of my mind I was just preparing him for the future - making him strong so he could be ready for bigger and better things down the road. Who's laughing now? The University of Miami junior catcher was selected by the Montreal Expos in the second-round (54th overall) of Major League Baseball's amateur draft...

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