Almonte can't steal Oceanside's spirit

Originally Published: August 26, 2011
By Doug Williams | Special to Page 2

Officially, it never happened.

Officially, Danny Almonte never struck out 16 of 19 batters, didn't throw a one-hitter and certainly didn't beat Oceanside American 1-0 in the U.S. semifinals of the 2001 Little League World Series.

Look it up. The Little League record book credits Oceanside with a 6-0 forfeit win on the night of Aug. 23, 2001.

Unofficially? The official records are a crock.

Almonte and his teammates from the Bronx, N.Y., ...

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