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DVD Contest: Sugar

If you haven't seen "Sugar," that's your loss. I just finished watching it yesterday, and I'm immediately putting it on my all-time favorite baseball films list, along with "Bull Durham," "Major League" and the original "The Bad News Bears."

This film stands out because the story rings so true, and yet it's never been shared publicly like this before. Miguel "Sugar" Santos is a young Dominican pitcher who dreams of reaching in the major leagues - in particular, pitching in Yankee Stadium.

He signs a pro contract with the Kansas City Knights, and...I don't want to ruin it. Suffice it to say that this film is as much a commentary on immigration as it is baseball, and that it's anything but formulaic. The lead actor, Algenis Perez Soto, is particularly fantastic.

And now I'll give my copy of the film to the first person who e-mails me - at kdavidoff@newsday.com - with the correct answer to this question:

Of all Dominican-born players, who has the most career home runs?

UPDATE, 11:46 a.m.: We have a winner! The venerable, allegedly automated Dennis knew that Sammy Sosa, with 609 home runs, has gone deep more than any other Dominican-born player.

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