The Pitcher With No Name

He appeared young and at the top of his game
At least that’s how the film portrayed him
A Cuban All-Star with a cannon for an arm

His name is unknown due to a language barrier
But it seems he was a family man
And it seems he was loved by his teammates

He threw a perfect game and was hoisted onto the shoulders of mortals
A deity that people would come to see
Studying every move, every action

One night, his career came to an end
An apparent upper body injury
As his image disappears, I ask how he met his untimely end

Was it from the injury?
Was it from a car accident?
Was it from the loss of something far greater?

An inability to understand Spanish allows for a lack of closure
But I do come to one conclusion:

It was a sad story, yet I am grateful to have heard it

ER

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