On June 25, 2002 — In game which is broadcast throughout Latin America, skippers Luis Pujols of the Tigers and Tony Pena of the Royals become the first major league managers born in the Dominican Republic to oppose each other in a game. The president of the Dominican Republic, Hipolito Mejia, is on hand to watch Raul Ibanez’s double, triple, and home run and four RBIs lead the hometown Royals to an 8-6 comeback victory over Detroit.

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