Native baseball player Koda Glover continues to impress in the big leagues

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Koda Glover has only been playing in Major League Baseball for less than two months but he's already making a strong impression.

Glover, who is of Cherokee and Sioux descent, is a pitcher for the Washington Nationals. His strengths include a 90-mph cutter and a 98-mph fastball, The Washington Post reports.

“He’s a warrior. He’s strong. He’s strong-willed. He’s strong-minded. I can tell he’s brave. He’s not afraid of anything,” team manager Dusty Baker told the paper.

Since his big debut in mid-July, Glover has spent nine games on the mound, according to The Post. He struck out 10 batters, walked four and only allowed seven hits across 11 innings, the paper reported.

Glover, 23, was born and raised in Oklahoma, according to his Oklahoma State University biography. His father, Ray Glover, is the coach for the baseball team at Heavener High School in Heavener. His mother is Bobbi Jo Glover.

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