Israeli Orioles player Dean Kremer dominates New York Yankees

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Dean Kremer, 22, is the first and only MLB player with Israeli citizenship. (Bill Vaughn)
Dean Kremer, 22, is the first and only MLB player with Israeli
citizenship. (Photo by Bill Vaughn, courtesy of the Orioles)

Orioles star Dean Kremer, the first Israeli to be drafted by a major league baseball team, dominated the Yankees in Baltimore for the first win of his career Sept. 6.

Kremer outdid New York‘s two-time All-Star Masahiro Tanaka for 66 innings. He lost, one hit and one run, but recorded seven strikeouts, including Yankees lead hitter DJ LeMahieu, leader Luke Voit and veteran Brett Gardner, according to the Jerusalem Post.

Kremer said the day felt like a dream come true. “We practice every day for years to get to this point,” he said. His mind was racing the night before, but he got just enough sleep for the feat.

To be the first Israeli to accomplish that, Kremer said, was an awesome torch to hold.


 

 

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