View Full Version : RIP Nelson de la Rosa (smallest known actor and Red Sox good luck charm )

10-24-2006, 12:57 PM
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, Oct. 22 (AP) — Nelson De La Rosa, the diminutive actor who became a good-luck charm for the Boston Red Sox (http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/sports/baseball/majorleague/bostonredsox/index.html?inline=nyt-org) during their victorious 2004 World Series run, died at a hospital in New York on Sunday. He was 38.

Mr. De La Rosa, a dwarf who was about 2 feet 4 inches, drew public attention when he appeared with Marlon Brando in the 1996 film “The Island of Dr. Moreau.”



10-24-2006, 01:42 PM
Thats horrible. Only 38, too. RIP Nelson :(

10-25-2006, 03:01 PM
Let's see...

2004 - two foot dwarf
2005 - 80's rock singer
2006 - ???

10-25-2006, 04:26 PM
It is too bad that he and Pedro had a failing out before the little guy died.