Dominican Tony Batista second with home run inside the field

In Carolina Puerto Rico, on Saturday, February 3, 2007, in the first match of this date corresponding to the Caribbean Series, the teams from the Dominican Republic and Hermosillo, from Mexico, faced each other, where the Aguilas Cibaeñas, representing the Dominican Republic, defeated the Mexico squad with a score of 9-0. In this match the Dominican fourth batter Tony Batista hit two home runs and one of them was inside the park, in the fifth inning with a base runner against the starter and loser Pablo Ortega, the ball was hidden from Derret White, left fielder of Mexico, which gave Batista the facility to turn the table around.

Batista became the second player of a team from Quisqueyano to homer inside the park in the Caribbean series. The first to achieve it was Licey starter Jim Spencer in the 1973 Clásico held in Caracas, Venezuela. The first in these events was done by George Washington Wilson, of the Magellanic Navigators, from Venezuela. They are the only three Caribbean Series players to have hit infield home runs. Wilson, did this on Thursday, February 10, 1955, in the second clash of that opening day of the series corresponding to that year held at the university stadium in Caracas under the peephole of 40,000 fans who witnessed the triumph of the Navegantes 9 races by 0 against Carta Vieja, from Panama. This first inside-the-park home run in these classics was fired off Charles Douglas in the sixth inning.

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