Discover the remarkable story of Livan and Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez, who risked their lives to leave Cuba. Eventually, both would reach the pinnacle of success in baseball by winning the World Series. Livan left Cuba first, banking on his status as the hottest young prospect in the country, to defect via Mexico and sign with the Florida Marlins, eventually becoming one of the youngest World Series MVPs in history. Orlando stayed behind and was banned from professional baseball in Cuba for life, having been suspected of helping his brother escape. On Christmas 1997, an increasingly frustrated and harassed Orlando left Cuba in a small boat. Stranded on a desert island for days, he was rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard. Less than a year later, “El Duque” was helping pitch the New York Yankees to a world championship. An ESPN 30 for 30 film. Color. 77 mins. DVD.