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The California baseball player left the majors to strengthen the relationship between Mexico and the United States.
What is strange is the passage of American baseball players to Aztec territory, even more so when they found a place in Major League Baseball (MLB). Such is the case of Chris Carter, a player born in Redwood City, California, and with a career of eight years in the local league.
In February 2019, he became the first American professional baseball player to play for the Acereros de Monclova, Coahuila, a team from northern Mexico affiliated with the LMB, after his sensational time in the MLB with teams like the Oakland Athletics, Houston Astros, Milwaukee Brewers and the famous franchise of the New York Yankees.
Carter shocked the majors in 2016, when playing for Milwaukee he set a single-season home run mark and led the National League in homers. The first baseman got a contract worth up to $3.5 million at the peak of his career, when he signed in 2017 with the Bronx franchise.
After briefly dominating the big leagues, the Redwood City, undertook his flight to the Mexican League Baseball in 2019 to make history, as with 32 years and in top form became the best contract across the league that season.
It was not a mistake to qualify him in such a way. In his first year with the Acereros de Monclova, Vernon Christopher Carter led the Coahuila team with 49 homers and 119 runs batted in, numbers that helped the team reach the final, the King's Series, against the Leones de Yucatan, a team from southern Mexico, in a seventh and final game. In that scenario, it was the bottom of the eighth when Chris connected the ninth run that put final figures of 9-5 on the board.
This year the LMB was not played due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but the close baseball relationship between Mexico and the United States was reinforced by the sensational performance of a man who couldn't find glory at home, but did in the neighboring country.