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May 06, 2003

League batting champions born outside the United States:

*--* Player Born Titles Team (Seasons) Rod Carew Panama 7 Minnesota (1969, '72, '73, '74, '75, '77, '78) Roberto Clemente Puerto Rico * 4 Pittsburgh (1961, '64, '65, '67) Tony Oliva Cuba 3 Minnesota (1964, '75, '71) Larry Walker Canada 3 Colorado (1998, '99, '01) Matty Alou Dominican Republic 1 Pittsburgh (1966) Bobby Avila Mexico 1 Cleveland (1954) Rico Carty Dominican Republic 1 Atlanta (1970) Julio Franco Dominican Republic 1 Texas (1991) Andres Galarraga Venezuela 1 Colorado (1993) Manny Ramirez Dominican Republic 1 Boston (2002) Ichiro Suzuki Japan 1 Seattle (2001) Bernie Williams Puerto Rico * 1 N.Y. Yankees (1998) * Puerto Rico is a U.S. commonwealth. Individuals born there are U.S. citizens Source: World Features Syndicate

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