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Getting his kicks through baseball

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The 2011 Peninsula Oilers feature athletes from all corners of the country - California, Iowa, Florida, New Mexico.

But no one traveled as far as Gabriel Asakura for a chance to play on the central Kenai Peninsula.

Asakura, 22, was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and moved to the United States in January 2009. He is the first Brazilian-born player to compete in the Alaska Baseball League.

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