No Minor Feat

Weeks before the USA Baseball collegiate national team finished off its perfect summer, a first-inning pickoff might have been the biggest play of the whole campaign. In the second game of pool play at Haarlem Honkbal Week in the Netherlands, Team USA was up against a Cuban national team that was the same minus one player from its 2004 Olympic gold medal team and its 2006 World Baseball Classic squad. Cuba's Glorbis Duvergel singled against USA lefthander Mike Minor to lead off the game, but Minor stopped Cuba in its tracks and gave the Americans the momentum by picking Duvergel off first.

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