february 2011

The Latino Baseball Corridor of Fame (Salon de Fama del Beisbol Latino), positioned in La Romana, Dominican Republic, introduced its Class of 2012 picks on the MLB offices Thursday. In accordance with Wooden's post, "From the time the most important leagues built-in in 1947, via the 1953 season, not a single black player appeared in a Washington uniform." The 1946 La Ambrosia album of 50 playing cards - every measuring 1 3/4 by 2 3/eight inches - of the players of the inaugural Class C Florida International League. They performed for the Tampa People who smoke, Lakeland Pilots, Miami Solar Sox, Miami Beach Flamingos, West Palm Beach Indians and the Havana Cubans , the first team in organized baseball from exterior the United State or Canada.

Crespo (shown on this 1949-50 Carteles premium ) ranks first in Cuban League history in career doubles (130), second in RBI (415), fourth in hits (794), tied for fifth in triples (39) and sixth in runs scored (369), in response to Who's Who in Cuban Baseball: 1878-1961. He was named the league MVP in 1945-forty six, main Cienfuegos to the Cuban League pennant by six video games over Habana.

As a 20-12 months-old Dodgers farmhand, Snider was trying to make the massive membership within the spring of 1947 when the Brooklyn Dodgers and Jackie Robinson - who was with the organizations' Montreal Royals farm staff - trained in Cuba. In accordance Victor Rivas baseball with Beisbol Cubano: A Un Paso de las Grandes Ligas, 1878-1961 , Snider played center field and batted clear-up for the Dodgers in an exhibition sport against the Havana Cubans because the Dodgers defeated Conrado Marrero 1-zero.

There are six Latin born former Main Leaguers that have been inducted into baseball's Corridor Of Fame. Puerto Rican Roberto Clemente was the first Latin elected to the Corridor Of Fame in 1973. After he died in a airplane crash, Clemente was unanimously elected to the Corridor Of Fame. The five year ready period a participant has to wait for entry into the Hall was waived for Roberto. Roberto Clemente was additionally the primary Latin participant to win a World Collection as a starter with the Pirates in 1960. Pitcher and Dominican Juan Marichal was the second Latin inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1983.

He is additionally the primary Latin to win a League Most Valuable Player Award which he gained in 1966, and to win a World Collection MVP in1971. In 1972 Carew did something that no player had completed before and hasn't finished since. He was the American League's Rookie Of The Year in 1967 and the Most Priceless Player in 1977. Cepeda was the National League's Rookie Of The 12 months in 1958 and received the Most Useful Player Award in 1967.