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Pro baseball coming to Israel

In the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts, 60 young men recently tried out to play professional baseball in Israel, one of baseball's new frontiers.

Updated: October 23, 2006, 8:31 AM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

HINSDALE, Mass. -- On the site of the former Camp Wyoma, where an eighth grader named Dan Duquette once played volleyball and pitched horseshoes at his church picnic, 60 American ballplayers of various skills, ages and religious persuasions have gathered in pursuit of a common goal:

To play professionally in the Israel Baseball League in June 2007.

The good news: The morning signups, pre-workout salutations and several 60-yard dash trials are complete before the first ambulance ...

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