May Pace

A year ago this month, speedy Carlos Gomez of the New Orleans Zephyrs was already having a big season. By the second week in May, Gomez had stolen 17 bases in 36 games and had a batting average of .286. He had scored 24 runs, hit eight doubles, two triples and two home runs. Such numbers quickly drew the attention of the parent club, the New York Mets, so that by the end of May the native of Santiago, Dominican Republic, was up in the big leagues. This season Gomez is playing upriver from New Orleans as the starting center fielder for the Minnesota Twins. Enjoy Minneapolis Carlos but don’t bother to look for crawfish.

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