Fear Factor A Reality

Santana, Urbina
Fifty-six current major leaguers hail from Venezuela. Unknown is the number who fear for their families' safety back home.

Twins pitcher Johan Santana has become a national hero in Venezuela, which he fears will make his family a target for kidnappers. In an empoverished country rife with violent crime, police are still searching for Tigers pitcher Ugueth Urbina's mother, who was abducted earlier this month.
• A player's worry ESPN Motion | Heading north for the winter
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• Reina el miedo | Pesadilla de Urbina | Un golpe duro
• José Hernández informó desde Venezuela Video


Great Expectations
Roberto Clemente Roberto Clemente is the measure of greatness for Latin players on and off the field. He was the first Latino to 3,000 hits, but his greatest accomplishment was helping those in need.
• Wulf: ¡Que viva! | Caban: Catching up with history
• Clemente: His father's son | Snapshots of a legend

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