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Gift Ngoepe is the first African-born athlete to play in an MLB game, ever.
Almost 30 percent of Major League Baseball players this season were born outside the U.S., and that's not unusual.
The 27-year-old South African native played in the minor leagues for almost 10 years before hitting a single in his first at-bat in an MLB game.
In a league dominated by North and South Americans, Ngoepe's opportunity is a big deal.
"It doesn't matter where you come from, and no matter where you are or who you are, you can still make it," Ngoepe told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in an interview.
Playing in the MLB has been a ticket to fortune for many athletes worldwide, especially those from the Dominican Republic, which has 93 players representing it this season.
Ngoepe hopes his example will inspire other African baseball players.
The official death toll from the disaster has surpassed 11,000 people and officials fear that number will climb quickly in the coming days.
Libyan officials put the death toll at 5,500 as of Thursday morning, but that number is likely to climb as nearly 10,000 people are still missing.
Officials say rescue teams are struggling to retrieve bodies after dams burst and floodwaters swept away neighborhoods in the city of Derna.
The furloughs will impact workers at Ford plants in Chicago and Lima, Ohio, as well as GM's metal centers in Parma, Ohio, and Marion, Indiana.
Gideon Cody's resignation came one day after a Scripps News Kansas City investigation revealed eye-opening witness evidence.
The note and fingerprints helped lead police to the suspect's residence, where Charlotte Sena was found hidden in a cabinet.