The Chosen One and his 20 wins against the Giants

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  • The Chosen One and his 20 wins against the Giants

Saturday, January 9, 1999 in the Julián Javier stadium, the Chosen One beat the Giants with a score of 6-4 and incidentally they swept the regular series by defeating it in the 20 games played by these two clubs in that tournament, which was dedicated to Samuel Sosa and Mr. Francisco Acevedo Gautier and 60 team matches were held.

In that campaign, the Toros del Este and Estrellas Orientales teams did not participate due to the terrible conditions left by the campaign. Cyclone George to the Tetelo Vargas stadiums and  Francis Michelle.

The Giants that season finished with the worst mark ever for a team in Dominican baseball with a record of 9 – 51 for a percentage of .150 and finish in the basement at 30.5 games with the Chosen who ranked first with a record of 40 – 21 and the Eagles were second with a record of 39 – 22.    

In this challenge, Freddy García, from the scarlet team, shot The 14th home run of the season, it was off Nerio Rodríguez to tie the record for most home runs in a season by a player in Dominican baseball, a feat he had 41 years that had been crystallized by Dick Stuart, who reinforced to the Águilas Cibaeñas in the 1957-58 harvest, who was the godfather of that brand, shooting 13 of those 14 homers at the Trujillo stadium, today Juan Marichal, and one at the Parque Ramfis Este with his home address. in San Pedro de Macorís.

The ball from Garcia's 14th home run in the Julián Javier, was caught by the a young man named Miguelito, who received 1,500 pesos in exchange for the ball from the president of the Chosen, Daniel Aquino. In that campaign, the Chosen One extended to 24 straight wins against the Giants for a national record.  

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