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Fortier Going Against the Odds

The odds of making it in pro ball when you live in Quebec City, Canada are slim. When people around you doubt the reasons you are progressing in this game, it makes the situation difficult. Kevin Denis-Fortier is one of several thousand amateur baseball players in the province of Quebec each year. Rising to the top will require perseverance and test his deep love for the game.

"My father put a bat and a ball in my hands the moment I was old enough to hold them," said Fortier. That's where my love for baseball began." Claude Denis-Fortier played professional baseball with the Oakland Athletics organization, but never made it to the big show. Several years later, it is no wonder that Kevin is trying to make it on his own after battling resistance in amateur baseball...

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