Bronx H.S. pitching ace Danny Almonte honored in national sports magazine
(06/20/04) THE BRONX - Three years ago, Sports Illustrated broke the story that Bronx pitcher Danny Almonte was overage at the Little League World Series. Now, the magazine has given Almonte national attention for his strong pitching efforts this year.
Almonte was in the Scorecard section of this week's edition of Sports Illustrated. He was honored on his job for Monroe High School in the PSAL city championship game. Writers called it redemption for Almonte. They described his performance against George Washington High School as masterful.
The magazine also quoted a major league scout who was at the game. The scout called Almonte one of the best high school sophomores in the country.