Johnny Cueto has interesting aspects to show | Mike Zarrilli / .
The Dominican pitcher of the San Francisco Giants does not go unnoticed, either because of his look or his style to throw. In 2020 the right-hander will play his 13th season in MLB. These are things you may not have known about him.
Cueto always liked horses | Ed Wray / .
Or he borrowed them, as he prefers to say. The truth is that as a child in San Pedro de Macorís, when he saw a horse in the street, he would untie it, put a muzzle on it and ride it. Now you can buy yours and you have several.
He grew up admiring Pedro Martínez | Brace Hemmelgarn / .
When Cueto started playing baseball, he was an outfielder and changed positions due to his idolatry towards Pedro Martínez. When he came to MLB, he dreamed of having the opportunity to meet him and even offered gifts to the teams that arrived to keep the number 45.
Cueto lived in difficult economic conditions | Ronald C. Modra / .
In his early days Cueto was still struggling to get ahead financially. Before having the house with swimming pool and horses that he now enjoys, he lived in the “Sarmiento” neighborhood of San Pedro de Macorís in a three-room house with his parents, three brothers, who was then his wife and daughter.
Cueto was an idol in Kansas City | Jamie Squire / .
His time in the Kansas City Royals was brief, but being part of the World Series champion team earned him a song “Kansas City Hero” by Josh Weinstock.
Fish is not lacking in Cueto’s food | David Silverman / .
For some time, Cueto has had a diet mainly made up of fish and vegetables. Bananas, his favorite food, are not lacking on the pitcher’s table.