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USA-bound Cooper Grant’s a chip off the old block

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

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“I’ve played softball most of my life and grew up with Dad (fastball pitcher Marty Grant) playing it,” Cooper Grant said.

By WAYNE MARTIN / www.stuff.co.nz

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND – The apple hasn’t fallen far from the tree.

He’s the son of three-time world champion Black Sox pitcher Marty Grant and in July, 12-year-old Cooper Grant heads to the United States for an international competition.

But not as a softballer, rather as part of the New Zealand under-13 All Stars baseball team to contest the 2016 Cal Ripken World Series in Maryland from July 29 to August 6.

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