Robinson Cano Home in Two Countries
Yankees second-baseman named after baseball great Jackie Robinson
Robinson Cano didn't get a first name for several weeks as his parents argued over whether or no to name him after his dad's hero, Jackie Robinson. Jose Cano, who was a baseball pitcher at the time, won out and his son became Robinson Cano in honor of the first African-American to play on a Major League Baseball team.
Although Cano grew up in the Dominican Republic, he spent a lot of time in the U.S., attending high school in Newark, New Jersey. The World Series-winning second-baseman for the New York Yankees recently sat down with Scholastic News Kid Reporter Topanga Sena to talk baseball and hometowns. They met at George Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida, during spring training, March 2011.
Press the Play Video button below to watch Topanga's interview with Robinson Cano!
And be sure to check out her interview with New York Mets shortstop Jose Reyes!
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