Youngster From Rio Earns Place at Top Brazilian Baseball School

By Georgia Grimond, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A young boy from Irajá in Rio’s Zona Norte (North Zone) has begun a journey that could take him all the way to the heights of the professional baseball leagues in America. Leonardo Monteiro, 13, earned a place at Brazil’s top baseball school, Confederação Brasileira de Beisebol e Softbol/Yakult, in Ibiúna in São Paulo State. He starts training there today, August 3rd.

Monteiro began playing baseball with Baseball Escolar (Baseball School), a Rio-based . . .

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