As children they played in Barranquilla and today they became the first Colombian pitcher and catcher to start a Major League game

As children they played in Barranquilla and today they became the first Colombian pitcher and catcher to start a Major League game

Jorge Alfaro and Nabil Crissmatt, catcher and pitcher for the San Diego Padres.

Jorge Alfaro and Nabil Crissmatt make history in the Big Top.

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Two Colombian baseball players play in the San Diego Padres, sincelejano catcher Jorge Alfaro and Barranquilla pitcher Nabil Crissmatt.

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Jorge Alfaro and Nabil Crismatt, Colombian baseball players.

Yesterday in the game in which the Californian team defeated the Atlanta Braves, a historic event for the sport of our country and for the Major Leagues was presented.

For the first time in MLB history, a compatriot pitcher and catcher met at the drums in a Major League game.

Alfaro, received the launches of Nabil Crissmatt, just as they did in their adolescent stage on the field of the Tomás Arrieta Stadium, today: Édgar Rentería from the capital of Atlántico.

See: Nabil Crismatt, another Colombian who will play in the major baseball leagues in the United States

For his part, the 27-year-old currambero right-hander fielded several innings in his team’s victory and came out as the winner of the game.

You can also read: Sincelejano Jorge Alfaro hit two home runs in the Major Leagues

“I didn’t know until the game was over and they told us, how nice to be part of that story,” Alfaro said excitedly in the Los Padres locker room.

In addition, he remembered his days as a child when they played with Nbail in Barranquilla and dreamed of one day reaching the Major Leagues.

For his part, Nabil commented that he is proud to have achieved this feat.

“It was a great pleasure and joy to have achieved this achievement,” said the Colombian pitcher.

Below are the statements of the two Colombian players:

Cover photo: @nabilcrissmatt

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