Henry Urrutia Discusses His Journey From Cuba To The Big Leagues

Henry Urrutia recorded his first three-hit night in the big leagues on Monday in Kansas City. The Baltimore Orioles DH recorded three singles to the opposite field, one of which drove in the O’s fourth run of the ballgame.

Since being called up, Urrutia is 4-for-10 with two RBI and two strikeouts in three games played. He’s already greatly improved the production of the Orioles DH’s who have hit just .199/.256/.378 on this season (25th in baseball).

While watching Urrutia in the batter’s box, it’s easy for gloss over his incredible journey from Cuba to the Major Leagues. Over on the Orioles subreddit, mta000 posted an interview with Urrutia from February of this season in which he details leaving Cuba illegally to play baseball in America and support his family.

Check out this incredible story after the bump.

Zach Wilt is the Founding Editor of BaltimoreSportsReport.com and host of the BSR Podcast. He's a loyal Orioles, Ravens and Capitals fan who is obsessed with baseball, loves traveling, In-N-Out Burger and Walt Disney World.

3 Comments

  1. Willo

    July 23, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    Hopefully he becomes a student of the game and learns how to run the bases. He reminds of Pie on the base paths.

  2. MGW

    July 23, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    Awesome story. I hope the young man keeps his head about him.

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