Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

A Lunar Landing In Alamogordo.(Final)

Byline: Dennis Latta Journal Staff Writer

* Fernando Lunar, a 10-year pro veteran, plays for the Triple-A Omaha Royals

Home is where the heart is, or in Fernando Lunar's case, it's where the wife and in-laws live.

Lunar, a catcher for the Triple-A Omaha Royals, lives in Alamogordo.

He wasn't raised in Alamogordo. He didn't go to school there and never played baseball there. But his residence is listed as Alamogordo.

''I'm really from Venezuela,'' Lunar explains.

So how does a baseball player from Venezuela who has spent time in the major leagues end up in southern New Mexico?

''I've lived there for six years,'' Lunar says. …

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