"The Greatest to Ever Live"
On October 15, 2016, the Twelve hosted a night of baseball comedy featuring the one and only Domingo Ayala, the renowned YouTube celebrity, and self-proclaimed greatest player to ever live. Twelve players learned Domingo's secret to success, such as how to flip a bat after a bomb, how to warm up in front of scouts, and how to (never) take a strike. Domingo was invited to take part in our annual fundraising weekend, during which our silent auction, hit-a-thon, and Fall World Series take place.
Domingo Ayala was born and raised in Puerto Plata, DR, sometime between 1978 and 1988 (though his records have not been verified). At a young age, with the influence of his cousin and longtime coach, Vladimir Ayala, Domingo began to excel at baseball. In the Dominican Republic, Domingo has been a 7-time Infielder of the Year and 6-time Outfielder of the Year award winner (two years overlapped when he played both SS and LF in order to hit twice in the lineup). He is currently a free agent due to his agents salary demands that would break the salary cap in Major League Baseball.