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Pedro Alvarez was driven to succeed

Rookie's dad became a New York cabbie to help his son achieve baseball dreams

Updated: September 14, 2010, 5:07 PM ET
By Adry Torres | Special to ESPNDeportes.com

NEW YORK -- Driving a taxi can sometimes be the last resort for Dominican men who migrate to New York City from often-unheard-of towns.

And while these cabbies work their own schedules and don't have to answer to a boss, danger lurks in their minds as many have been assaulted or even murdered while trying to get that next fare that'll raise the extra money needed to bring home food and pay the month's rent and utilities. I'd know from experience, as my dad has traveled ...

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