McClatchy High School's Tino Luigi defy the oddsLoading
  • Tino Luigi,waits for the start of the game against Florin HIgh School Tuesday April 29, 2014 in Sacramento, Calif. Tino Luigi, a senior second baseman for McClatchy High School who continues to defy odds. He was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer when he was 5, given a 7-percent chance to live. He underwent years of treatment, but has been cancer free. His teammates continue to shave their heads in his honor as part of a combined fund raiser/awareness for St. Baldrcik's with cancer research for kids.
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  • Tino Luigi, a senior second baseman for McClatchy High School ,second from right, sits with teammates Ray Lebeau, Beau Smith and Thomas Bates before the start of the game against Florin HIgh School Tuesday April 29, 2014 in Sacramento, Calif.
    Paul Kitagaki Jr. | pkitagaki@sacbee.com
  • Pictures from his parents scrapbook of Tino Luigi when he was diagnosed with cancer as a child Tuesday April 29, 2014 in Sacramento, Calif.
    Paul Kitagaki Jr. | pkitagaki@sacbee.com
  • Florin High Panther Eduardo Candelas is forced out at second as McClatchy High School Lions' Tino Luigi throws to first base for the double play at Florin HIgh School Tuesday April 29, 2014 in Sacramento, Calif.
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  • McClatchy High School Lions Tino Luigi hits a double against the Florin HIgh School PanthersTuesday April 29, 2014 in Sacramento, Calif.
    Paul Kitagaki Jr. | pkitagaki@sacbee.com
  • Tino Luigi runs up the base line after hitting a double against the Florin High School Panthers during a game at Florin HIgh School Tuesday April 29, 2014 in Sacramento, Calif.
    Paul Kitagaki Jr. | pkitagaki@sacbee.com
  • McClatchy High School Lions Tino Luigi slides safely home for a run against the Florin HIgh School Panthers Tuesday April 29, 2014 in Sacramento, Calif.
    Paul Kitagaki Jr. | pkitagaki@sacbee.com
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