Scandals in Sports

Danny Almonte
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Danny Almonte

August 2001

Fireballing Danny Almonte led the Rolando Paulino All-Stars to the 2001 Little League World Series, where he pitched a perfect game as his team finished in third place. However, scandal tainted the world of youth sports when the team was stripped of all its victories that year and its Series standing after it was proven that Almonte was actually 14, two years older than the Little League age limit.

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