Photos: Dominican roots of Nelson Cruz

Cruz' Dominican roots

Credit: WFAA

Rangers slugger Nelson Cruz grew up in the small Dominican Republic town of Monte Cristi.

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by REBECCA LOPEZ

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WFAA

Posted on October 24, 2011 at 7:33 PM

Updated Thursday, Dec 5 at 10:23 AM

MONTE CRISTI, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - In the Dominican Republic, baseball isn't just a game; it's practically a religion. The impoverished country is the birthplace of Texas Rangers' outfielder Nelson Cruz. His hometown of Monte Cristi is near the scenic coastline.


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