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Baseball’s Skillful Street Version

By BESE Staff on March 20, 2020
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“If you can hit a Vitilla, you can probably hit anything,” says player Elias Barcacel. Vitilla was invented by Dominican youth who could not afford the bat and ball needed to play traditional baseball, and instead used a stick and bottle cap. Today, the sport has expanded to the U.S., and helps develop skills in players that are sought after in professional leagues. In this episode of The Shape Shift—an original series from BESE and Smartwater that explores the intersection of sports, culture, and history—we meet some of the men that help keep vitilla alive today. Presented by Smartwater.



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