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Nine players in World Series hail from baseball-loving Venezuela

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Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers looks on during a Tigers team workout during World Series Media Day at AT&T Park on October 23, 2012 in San Francisco, California. The Tigers will face the San Francisco Giants tomorrow in game one. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

There's a place much farther south of the border that produces lots of good baseball players: Venezuela

A record nine of the players in tonight's World Series opener between the Detroit Tigers and the San Francisco Giants are from Venezuela. The Tigers' Miguel Cabrera, is baseball's first Triple Crown winner in 45 years. He's led the league in batting average, home runs and runs batted in.

To talk about Venezuela's success in sending players to the majors we reached Efrain Zavarce in Caracas, where he's a sportscaster for Union Radio.

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