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Ex-Little Leaguer Almonte throwing in Frontier League

Updated: March 27, 2007, 2:58 AM ET
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He pitched like a pro in the 2001 Little League World Series before being exposed as too old to compete. Now, he is a pro.

The Southern Illinois Miners of the independent Frontier League announced on Monday night that they have signed left-handed pitcher Danny Almonte.

Almonte pitched his Bronx, New York, team to a third-place finish in the 2001 Series, tossing a perfect game along the way. Documents later revealed that Almonte was 14 years old at the time of the competition, two years ...

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