Francisco, tenth on the 411
* Friday 19 of November 2010
* Category: Giants of the Cibao Tigers of the Licey
Santo Domingo (Licey.com). - The quadrangular one on the mythical wall of the 411 feet of the Quisqueya Stage that shot to Juan Francisco the night of Thursday 18 of November of 2010 is tenth of its species and first of an equipment of expansion of the Dominican winter baseball.
Francisco included to the Giants of the Cibao between the tax exemptions that have at least one between the nine professional players who realised the feat, in a list which they head the Tigers of the Licey, with four of their components.
“Their Majesty” Alonzo Perry, Bernardine “the Squid” Brito, Israel Alcántara and Henry Rodriguez are the members of the Licey that obtained the feat in the inaugurated park the 24 of October of 1955.
Enormous batazo of Francisco against the mattered one of the Tigers of the Licey, Robert Coit.
Felix Jose, of Eastern Stars, had been the last one, the 16 of November of 2005, against Gustavo Martinez, of from Leon one of the Chosen one. Nevertheless, the historian of the baseball Cuqui Cordoba, in its Column of Tuesdays of the 1 of November of this 2010, in Daily Directory, slogan in which tablazo of Jose did not take to happen over the wall.
To obtain feat turned into myth of such magnitude, that to allude to famous distance is part intrinsic of collection of proverbs or to philosophise of Dominican, that stops to mean that somebody made something great, is said: it hurled “it by the 411”. Also it is applied of ironic form.
First in “throwing it” by the 411 it was the reinforcement of the Eagles Cibaeñas Dick Stuart, “Peje Drawer”, the 9 of November of 1957, against the thrower of Stars, Roy Rippelmayer.
Perry, recognized like the best blue reinforcement of always, was second, the 22 of January of 1958 frete to Fred Kipp, of from Leon one Chosen. A leonino reinforcement, Frank Howard, obtained to the third party the 17 of January of 1960, before the Creole Manuel Polanco, of the Licey.
Years would happen 25 and nine months so that the feat executed by fourth time and the unique one of the ten occasions, that a nonprofessional beisbolista obtained, and unique with aluminum bat.
The honor him quota to the Cuban Juan Luis Beached, first base of the selection of its country that attended a fan event denominated “Match Meteor of the Confraternidad”, organized by a manufacturer of batteries for cars, Eloy Rodriguez, who sponsored a local tax exemption. It beached connected a
Gerald Rosary the 26 of September of 1985.
The first Creole was “the Squid” Brito, the 8 of December of 1990 before Ramon Mañón, of the Chosen one. Raul Mondesí, of from Leon one, was sixth in November 21 of 1994, against Hipólito Pichardo, of the Eagles.
Izzy Alcántara shook the seventh 29 of October of 2001 and her victim was Juan Brito, of Stars. Henry Mercedes, by then with the Chosen one, batted his that same year, but the 14 of December, against the left-handed person Efraín Valdez, of Stars.
Henry Rodriguez, “the Blue Matatán”, was the eighth 7 December of 2004 and the punishment went to Agustín Montero, of Stars. And as it were saying, Felix Jose was ninth. As much Jose as Mercedes had played for the Licey.
“He means much for me to be between the 10 obtains who it”, Francisco said about his feat, once passed the party that the Giants gained 6-2 races.
He valued the fact that until the followers of they applauded it to the Licey he hurled when it by the 411 he attributed and it to the little occasions that have happened.