Fresh after helping the New York Yankees win the World Series, their pitcher Orlando Hernandez could soon be reunited with his family, 10 months after he defected from Cuba on a raft. Hernandez's mother, two children and the mother of the children have been granted permission by Cuba to visit the United States, a officials said yesterday. The State Department said the family would return to Cuba after a brief visit. The pitcher, who is known as "El Duque" fled Cuba on a rickety raft with his wife, Noris Bosch, and six others. They eventually landed on a remote Bahamian island, where they were rescued by the US Coast Guard.
WORLD SERIES FINAL (San Diego) Game four: San Diego Padres 0 New York Yankees 3 (Yankees win best-of-seven series 4-0).