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The All-Time Latinos in the Majors By Country

haab.jpgEvery fan knows them. They are cheer. Some times not.

Albert Pujols is known as “El Hombre” in St. Louis and possibly could win his third career National League MVP award.

Felix Hernandez is known as “El Rey” in Seattle and possibly could win his first career Cy Young award.

Elvis Andrus is regarded the next best shortstop in the model of Omar Vizquel in the majors. Fans of the Texas Rangers are waiting to see if he will be this season’s American League Rookie of the Year.

Fans know many more of them and have high regards of them.

Hanley Ramirez of the Florida Marlins is this season’s National League batting champion; superstar New York Yankees Mariano Rivera and Jorge Posada; Carlos Lee in Houston and Miguel Cabrera in Detroit.

Of course, there is always in Dodger Blue Manny being Manny in Los Angeles and new names to follow in the other side of Los Angeles’ Angels, Kendry Morales.

All of them Latinos.

They all come from the passionate countries of Cuba, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Panama, and Venezuela.

We know them today but through history all this countries have supplied the best of the best to the majors.

As of the end of the 2009 season, these are the top Latinos by country:


At Bats

Cuba: Rafael Palmeiro, 10,472

Dominican Republic: Sammy Sosa, 8,813
Panama: Rod Carew, 9,315

Puerto Rico: Roberto Clemente 9,454
Venezuela: Luis Aparicio, 10,230


Batting Average

Cuba: Tony Oliva, .304

Dominican Republic: Albert Pujols, .334
Panama: Rod Carew, .328

Puerto Rico: Roberto Clemente, .317
Venezuela: Magglio Ordoñez, .312


Hits

Cuba: Rafael Palmeiro, 3,020

Dominican Republic: Julio Franco, 2,586
Panama: Rod Carew, 3,053

Puerto Rico: Roberto Clemente 3,000
Venezuela: Omar Vizquel, 2,704


Doubles

Cuba: Rafael Palmeiro, 585

Dominican Republic: Manny Ramirez, 531
Panama: Rod Carew, 445

Puerto Rico: Ivan Rodriguez, 547
Venezuela: Bobby Abreu, 483


Triples

Cuba: Tony Taylor, 86

Dominican Republic: Juan Samuel, 102
Panama: Rod Carew, 112

Puerto Rico: Roberto Clemente 166
Venezuela: Luis Aparicio, 92


Home Runs

Cuba: Rafael Palmeiro, 569

Dominican Republic: Sammy Sosa, 609
Panama: Carlos Lee, 307

Puerto Rico: Carlos Delgado, 473
Venezuela: Andres Galarraga, 399


Runs Batted In

Cuba: Rafael Palmeiro, 1,835

Dominican Republic: Manny Ramirez, 1,788
Panama: Carlos Lee, 1,103

Puerto Rico: Carlos Delgado, 1,512
Venezuela: Andres Galarraga, 1,425


Wins

Cuba: Luis Tiant, 229

Dominican Republic: Juan Marichal, 243

Puerto Rico: John Candelaria, 177
Venezuela: Johan Santana, 122

All-Time Latino Wins Leader is Nicaragua’s Dennis Martinez, 245

 


ERA

Cuba: Mike Cuellar, 3.14

Dominican Republic: Juan Marichal, 2.89

Puerto Rico: John Candelaria, 3.13
Venezuela: Johan Santana, 3.13

All-Time Latino ERA Leader is Panama’s Mariano Rivera, 2.25

 


SAVES

Cuba: Danys Baez, 114

Dominican Republic: Jose Mesa, 321

Puerto Rico: Roberto Hernandez, 326
Venezuela: Francisco Rodriguez, 243

All-Time Latino ERA Leader is Panama’s Mariano Rivera, 526

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10 Latino MLB ’09 Season Highlights

Ivan Rodriguez.jpgFor more than a century, fans across America have called out Major League Baseball as “The Show”.

It is true is America’s pastime. It is also true in Latin America.

For Latinos beisbol is the greatest show and season after season there is a moment, a feat or an accomplishment that will go to the history books.

These were the 10 Latino season highlights of 2009:

  • Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez with the Houston Astros recorded career game number 2,227 on June 17 against the Texas Rangers. Rodriguez career game 2,227 as a catcher passed Carlton Fisk for most games caught in major league history. Rodriguez was traded on August 18 to the Rangers.
  • Omar Vizquel of the Texas Rangers became Venezuela’s all-time hits leader on June 25 against the Arizona D’Backs with his career hit 2,678. He surpass hall of famer Luis Aparicio.
  • Mariano Rivera of the New York Yankees on June 28against the New York Mets became the only second pitcher ever to break the 500 save mark. In that game he also hit his first career RBI. Rivera trails Trevor Hoffman in the majors career saves list.
  • Jonathan Sanchez of the San Francisco Giants tossed his first career complete game in the majors and best was a no-hitter July 10against the San Diego Padres.
  • Johan Santana of the New York Mets became Venezuela’s all-time winning pitcher on July 11 against the Cincinnati Reds. Santana finished the season with career 122 victories. Freddy Garcia is second in Venezuela’s victories list with 121.
  • Manny Ramirez of the Los Angeles Dodgers pinch hit his 21st career grand slam on July 22 against the Cincinnati Reds, placing him second behind Lou Gehrig major league grand slam career record 23.
  • Ramon Castro of the Chicago White Sox joined the Puerto Rican catcher fraternity (Eliseo “Ellie” Rodriguez, Javier Lopez, Ivan Rodriguez, Jorge Posada, and Geovany Soto) that had caught a no-hitter in their careers in the majors. Castro was behind the plate for Mark Buehrle when he tossed his perfect game July 23 against the Tampa Bay Rays.
  • Francisco Rodriguez of the New York Mets became Venezuela’s all-time leader on September 6 against the Chicago Cubs with career save 238 surpassing Ugueth Urbina career 237 saves.
  • Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees drives an American League record seven RBIs in an inning on a three-run homer and a grand slam on the last game of the regular season October 4 against the Tampa Bay Rays. Rodriguez feat secured his 12th consecutive season of 30 homers and 100 RBIs, tying Jimmie Foxx’s major-league record (1929-1940). Rodriguez’s 13th season of 30/100 is a record.
  • Hanley Ramirez of the Florida Marlins became only the fourth National League shortstop to win a batting title. Ramirez finished the season with .342.

 

Latinos A Granel Temporada 2009 en las Grandes Ligas

El comienzo de la temporada 2009 esta a la vuelta en el calendario. Ahora la pasión hacia los jugadores latinoamericanos es con sus equipos a quienes visten en sus camisas en el gran circo.

Esta campaña, menos los Piratas de Pittsburgh, todos los conjuntos tienen al menos  un latinoamericano de importancia en sus rosters.

Este año proyectamos llegará el número a un 24% en los rosters finales y estos son los que entendemos serán jugadores regulares, lanzadores de cabecera en su rotaciones abridoras y de rol de cerrador esta venidera temporada 2009.

LIGA AMERICANA
Angelinos de Los Angeles
Bobby Abreu OF
Vladimir Guerrero OF
Kendry Morales 1B
Juan Rivera OF
Erick Aybar SS

Orioles de Baltimore
Melvin Mora 3B
Cesar Izturis SS

Medias Rojas de Boston
Mike Lowell 3B
David Ortiz DH

Medias Blancas de Chicago
Alexei Ramirez SS

Indios de Cleveland
Asdrubal Cabrera 2B
Victor Martinez C
Jhonny Peralta SS

Tigres de Detroit
Miguel Cabrera 1B
Carlos Guillen OF
Magglio Ordoñez OF
Placido Polanco 2B
Armando Galarraga P (Abridor)

Reales de Kansas City
Mike Aviles SS
David de Jesus OF
Jose Guillen OF
Miguel Olivo C
Joakim Soria P (Cerrador)

Mellizos de Minnesota
Alexi Casilla 2B
Carlos Gomez OF
Francisco Liriano P (Abridor)

Yankees de Nueva York
Robinson Cano 2B
Jorge Posada C
Mariano Rivera P (Cerrador)

Atleticos de Oakland
Orlando Cabrera SS

Marineros de Seattle
Adrian Beltre 3B
Yuniesky Betancourt SS
Franklin Gutierrez OF
Jose Lopez 2B
Felix Hernandez P (Abridor)
Carlos Silva P (Abridor)

Rays de Tampa Bay
Dioner Navarro C
Carlos Peña 1b

Rangers de Texas
Elvis Andrus SS
Nelson Cruz OF
Vicente Padilla P (Abridor)

Azulejos de Toronto
Marco Scutaro SS
Alexis Rios OF

LIGA NACIONAL
Diamondbacks de Arizona
Felipe Lopez 2B

Bravos de Atlanta
Yunel Escobar SS
Javier Vazquez P (Abridor)

Cachorros de Chicago
Geovany Soto C
Aramis Ramirez 3B
Alfonso Soriano OF
Carlos Zambrano P (Abridor)

Rojos de Cincinnati
Edwin Encarnacion 3B
Ramon Hernandez C
Willy Taveras OF
Edinson Volquez P (Abridor)
Johnny Cueto P (Abridor)
Francisco Cordero P (Cerrador)

Rockies de Colorado
Ubaldo Jimenez P (Abridor)
Jorge de la Rosa P (Abridor)

Marlins de Florida
Jorge Cantu 3B
Hanley Ramirez SS
Anibal Sanchez P (Abridor)

Astros de Houston
Carlos Lee OF
Ivan Rodriguez C
Miguel Tejada SS
Wandy Rodriguez P (Abridor)
Jose Valverde P (Cerrador)

Dodgers de Los Angeles
Rafael Furcal SS
Manny Ramirez OF

Cerveceros de Milwaukee
Yovani Gallardo P (Abridor)

Mets de Nueva York
Carlos Beltran OF
Luis Castillo 2B
Carlos Delgado 1B
Jose Reyes SS
Johan Santana P (Abridor)
Oliver Perez P (Abridor)
Livan Hernandez P (Abridor)
Francisco Rodriguez P (Cerrador)

Phillies de Philadelphia
Pedro Feliz 3B
Carlos Ruiz C

Padres de San Diego
Adrian Gonzalez 1B
Luis Rodriguez SS

Gigantes de San Francisco
Bengie Molina C
Edgar Renteria ss
Pablo Sandoval 3b

Cardenales de San Luis
Yadier Molina C
Albert Pujols 1B
Joel Piñeiro P (Abridor)

Nacionales de Washington
Jesus Flores C
Christian Guzman SS
Daniel Cabrera P (Abridor)

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