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Jose Carrera was signed last week by the New York Yankees

Yankees' Shortest Player Won't Let Size Keep Him From Dream

Courtesy: Manhattan Athletic Department
Release: 07/03/2017
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By Zach Braziller (New York Post)

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Don't tell Jose Carrera size matters. If he subscribed to that notion, the former Manhattan College shortstop wouldn't be a professional baseball player today.

Told he was too short throughout his career, passed over for bigger athletes and ridiculed for his lack of height, the 5-foot-2 infielder never let his shortcomings hinder him.

“This game is not about size,” he said in a phone interview. “The biggest thing you can have in this game is your heart, and the mental side of it. If you're tough and you believe in yourself, you can succeed. That's what I think.”

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