Navajo baseball player makes his mark in Boston

Jacoby Ellsbury, the first Navajo major league baseball player, has become someone to watch as the Boston Red Sox finish one of their best seasons in over a decade.

Ellsbury, who just turned 24, has wowed fans with his hitting, pitching and field skills. He's won the respect of his teammates, who secured a spot in the American League Championship Series.

But the pressure doesn't seem to be affecting Ellsbury much. "You just got to take it slow. I think the biggest thing is first trusting your abilities on the field," he told The Farmington Daily Times.

Ellsbury is a member of the Colorado River Indian Tribes of Arizona, which is made up of the Mohave, Chemehuevi, Hopi and Navajo descendants.

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