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BASEBALL PLAYER CANDY MALDONADO VISITS ARGENTINA FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HIS CAREER

February 12-18, 2009
Baseball player Candy Maldonado visits Argentina for the first time in his career

Baseball player Candy Maldonado visits Argentina for the first time in his career

The U.S. Embassy is proud to sponsor the visit of U.S. baseball great Candy Maldonado.  Maldonado enjoyed an exciting 15-year Major League Baseball career, winning the World Series with the Toronto Blue Jays in 1992 and playing in eight post-season series with three different Major League teams.  A right-handed outfielder, Maldonado (aka "the Candyman") began his career with the Los Angeles Dodgers (1981-85) before moving to the San Francisco Giants (1986-89), where he played on the teams that won the National League West in 1987 and the National League Championship in 1989. He also played for the Cleveland Indians (1990 and 1993-94), the Milwaukee Brewers (1991), the Toronto Blue Jays (1991-92 and 1995), the Chicago Cubs (1993), and the Texas Rangers (1995).

On February 12-18, Candy Maldonado will conduct free baseball clinics in Buenos Aires and in Salta, and will visit youth organizations to talk about baseball and the importance of being active--both on the sports field and in the community.