Monroe's Danny Almonte named Newsday NYC Baseball Player of the Year

(07/04/04) THE BRONX - After a dominating season both on the mound and at the plate, combined with an MVP performance in this year's city title game, Monroe sophomore Danny Almonte has been named Newsday's New York City Baseball Player of the Year.

Almonte put the little league controversy behind him this season. On the mound, he went 10-1 with a 1.38 ERA, holding opponents to a .153 batting average. Danny himself hit .449 with 10 home runs and 58 RBI's in 45 games.

Five other Bronx players were also named to the all-city first team. Two more ballplayers from the Bronx were named to the second team, and two others were named as honorable mentions.

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