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13. Danny Almonte: That boy is no 12-year-old!
Danny Almonte always appeared to be a man playing a boys sports. Turns out he was. With a 75 per-hour fastball, Almonte struck out 62 of the 72 batters he faced and had a no-hitter in the Little League baseball tournament, guiding his team from Staten Island to the Little League World Series. Almonte became the toast of New York, even receiving a key to the city from Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Yet something always seemed a little off. At 5┐8, Almonte towered above his teammates, and his pitching acumen just didn┐t appear to be something that a 12-year-old could be capable. It wasn┐t. Two week after the end of the Little League World Series, Sports Illustrated revealed that Almonte was actually two years older than he claimed, which made him fourteen-years-old. Almonte was banned from playing in any other Little League game and his team was stripped of all their wins.