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Kids get to know Robinson Cano

NEW YORK — Thursday, a group of Hispanic kids got the opportunity to meet New York Yankees star Robinson Cano during a special Townhall event produced by ESPN Deportes and Major League Baseball.

The event helps celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.

During the event, which took place at the MLB Fan Cave, the kids had the opportunity to sit down with Robinson and his father, former MLB pitcher José Cano.

They heard Robinson talk about his career, aspirations, commitment to pursuing his dream, rise to stardom and the role his father played in guiding his son to become the athlete he is today.

The Q&A was followed by a “Vitilla” match — a game similar to stickball.

It’s commonly played in the Dominican Republic, where Robinson is from.

It was a great event and way to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.

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