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New York.– More than a quarter of all players on major league rosters or disabled lists on opening day were born outside of the United States. According to Major League Baseball, 234 players or 27.7 percent of the 846 players on rosters are foreign born, representing 14 countries and territories.

Last season, there were 231 foreign-born players. The Dominican Republic leads all with 86 players and Venezuela ranks second at 62, its highest total ever on opening day. Puerto Rico is next with 20 and Canada has 16.

The Yankees have the most players born outside the 50 U.S. states with 16, and the Dodgers have players from eight countries, including Curacao, Taiwan and Nicaragua. The number is down slightly from the all-time high of 29.2 percent in 2005.

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3 comment(s)
Written by: phillyusa, 4 Apr 2011 10:46 AM
From: United States
Albert Pujols does not try to identify with being Dominican. Last summer he attended a Tea Party event , this organization wants to deport any person who speaks spanish out of the U.S this organization is blatantly racist they have KKK members at the rally and Albert Pujols still went to the Tea Party event.
Written by: BASTA, 4 Apr 2011 11:43 AM
From: Dominican Republic, =Ghetto/Legalize Drugs/Free abortions for all Never Confuse Education with Intelligence
Wait for the Cubans
Written by: angie, 5 Apr 2011 12:23 PM
From: Dominica, united states
maybe it was an obligation for him to go
he probleyy qot an endorsment or something
you know how the bussiness works
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