National pastime takes on international flavor
NEW YORK -- The percentage of Major League Baseball players born outside the 50 states increased slightly to a near record level.
Of the 849 players on rosters at the start of the season, 246 were born outside the 50 states, the commissioner's office said Tuesday. That comes to 29 percent, up from 27.4 percent last year and near the record 29.2 percent set in 2005.
The Dominican Republic had the most non-U.S. players with 98,
followed by Venezuela (51), Puerto Rico ...
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