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Digit

Designated hitter/Outfield

1997 Paradise Pisces

Mountain Gorilla

1962-1977

Digit spent all of his short fifteen years of life living in the dense misty Virunga mountains that rise between the borders of Rwanda, Zaire, and Uganda in Africa. The mountain gorillas (gorilla gorilla beringei) when studied by Dian Fossey, the well-known sociologist who spent fifteen years researching them, numbered only 240. Today, while still protected by the Rwandan government, the mountain gorilla population exceeds 600. Digit was Fossey's favorite because of his gentle demeanor and willingness to accept humans. Sadly, Digit was killed by poachers. He had become internationally known because he was the poster gorilla for Rwanda's Parcs Nationaux.





Digit
YEAR  TEAM      POS    BA    AB     H   HR  RBI
1994  Pisces    dh    .250   228    57    0   19
1995  Pisces    c/of  .254   670   170   38  130
1996  Pisces    dh    .232   517   120    8   52
      3 Seasons       .245  1415   347   46  201


1997 Paradise Pisces Roster

Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund

Mountain Gorillas in Peril- Home Page

Mountain gorillas in Rwanda

Unofficial Gorilla Home Page

Save the Mountain Gorillas

Poaching Problems




Digit- Cosmic Baseball Player Plate
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Published: October 30, 1996

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