Boy at Center of 2001 Little League Scandal

Little League pitcher Danny Almonte went from star to scandal when his age came into question.
2:20 | 02/11/15

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What has been suspected for days is now confirmed officials in the Dominican Republic say the star pitcher of the recent Little League World Series is indeed too old. Four Little League that is. Danielle money is fourteen his father knew what and will face charges for producing false documents saying the boy was twelve but there are other problems as well. Here's ABC's Dan Harris. Danielle Monta a five foot eight south with a seventy plus mile an hour fastball. Dusted the competition at the Little League World Series. Whale of a picture. He struck out 46. And pitched a perfect game. The Bronx team returned home as heroes parades. Keys to the city. A chance to ring the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange. Today though this government official in the Dominican Republic cause the team to be stripped of its glory. What sort of time and the process absolutely false that's how he characterized a birth certificate saying Danielle Monty is twelve years old. Danny's mother watched the announcement on TV I have been has also gotten. She insisted Danny is twelve not fourteen and that she as his mother should know best. Little League officials however accepted the government's ruling clearly. Adults have used Danielle Monty and his teammates in a most contemptible. And despicable way. They voided all of the team's victories and indefinitely suspended the founder of the Bronx lead Rolando Paulino. Who today insisted he did nothing wrong. If it bit out. Anybody this guide to that he. That's economic road dale Monta and his father were avoiding the media today but they've got bigger problems than just reporters. City officials are now investigating why fully bail Monday never enrolled a son in school immigration officials have been quoted as saying that you're in the country illegally. And back in the Dominican Republic believe Belmont day is now facing charges. For falsifying documents in the midst of the commotion Danielle monkeys teammates broke into a pickup game. A brief reminder of what Little League is supposed to be. Fun and Dan Harris ABC news New York.

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