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Vicente Padilla en los Libros de Historia de las Grandes Ligas

 


Sin muchos bombos ni platillos Vicente Padilla logró su victoria número 100 en su carrera en partido este pasado miércoles frente a los Gigantes de San Francisco.

La victoria del veterano serpentinero nicaraguense para sus Dodgers de Los Angeles fue su primer juego ganado desde que regresó a juego en tres salidas despues de su estadia en la lista de inactivos.

Para sus Dodgers fue una victoria de suma importancia para seguir en carrera detrás de los sorprendentes Padres de San Diego que continuan en el tope de su gallardete del Oeste de la Liga Nacional.

Por otro lado, la victoria del lanzador 12 campañas en las mayores es una muestra más de orgullo para los latinoaméricanos.

Para aquellos curiosos estos son los lanzadores latinos activos con más 100 ó más victorias logradas en las Grandes Ligas. Ellos son:

Livan Hernández, Washington Nationals, 162
Javier Vázquez, New York Yankees, 148
Freddy García, Chicago White Sox,129
Johan Santana, New York Mets, 127
Carlos Zambrano, Chicago Cubs, 108

El quisqueyano Miguel Batista de los Nacionales de Washington y el boricua Joel Piñeiro de los Angelinos de Los Angeles ambos están a solo cinco victorias más logradas para entrar en el exclusivo grupo de tiradores que han logrado la centenaria cantidad de victorias en el béisbol mayor.

Muy cierto que lejos de la gran marca de su compatriota Dennis Martinez de 245 ganados pero comoquiera enhorabuena un gran logro para Vicente Padilla.

Cuantos juegos más ganará en su carrera y sí llevará a sus Dodgers esta campaña a post-temporada solo el tiempo nos dirá.

Manny Ramirez: Is Tired of Baseball ?

 

Manny Ramirez, no matter if you like him as a player or not, should be a lock to make the baseball Hall of Fame.

Five years after he retires, he will probably not be a first-year inductee, but his packed numbers are worth for induction among the greatest in Cooperstown.

Unfortunately for him, his suspension by Major League Baseball for 50 games after testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs back in 2009 will ever be in his career resume.

As Manny is Manny with his character flaws, it is not easy some days to know if he really wants to challenge himself as probably one of the top tier of all-time and the best Latino ever to play in the Major Leagues.

Ramirez, who turns 39 on May 30, has 548 home runs and is just 52 shy of the exclusive six-member, 600 home run club and 99 shy of the exclusive 10-member, 1,900 RBI fraternity.

Many will mention that is not bad when your career homers are 14th and career RBI are 19th on the all-time leader list; however, Manny fans expected more.

The native from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic was expected by many of his followers–not counting all his countrymen–to surpass Sammy Sosa as the “Dominican  Bambino” and be the first Latino in history to drive in 2,000 runs.

Of those, many thought he could do it by 2011 in Dodger Blue.

However, many of his followers are concerned if Manny’s latest injury (right calf strain) has slowed him. Moreover, it is difficult to know with his “no leader” mantra if he is into the game anymore.

Let’s remember the 2010 Dodgers are Andre Ethier and James Loney’s team.

Furthermore, there are days Ramirez have been on the record that he feels if Frank McCourt becomes a seller later this summer he could be one of the first gone out of LA.

Ramirez, at the moment, is hitting .396 in 17 games. However, his power numbers are only 2 homers with 13 RBI, very low for what he’s paid for.

Ramirez has not been on record as done, but his slowness with his bat lately is starting to become worrisome, especially among the Dodger Blue brass. The trouble right now is he seems not to care.

Time will tell us if Manny is tired of baseball.

Los Latinos Mejores Pagados en el 2010 en las Grandes Ligas


 
La acción beisbolera está en todo su apogeo y  muchos fanaticos ya quieren saber la escala salarial de esta temporada 2010 de las Grandes Ligas.

Según un reporte publicado por el diario USA TODAY diez de los mejores 25 jugadores mejores pagos esta campaña son de sangre latina.

Para todos aquellos curiosos aquí les ofrecemos la lista de los mejores diez latinoamericanos mejor pagos en las mayores y por franquicia y ellos son:

LOS MEJORES 10:
Alex Rodriguez, $ 33,000,000,Yankees de Nueva York
Johan Santana, $ 20,144,707, Mets de Nueva York
Miguel Cabrera, $ 20,000,000, Tigres de Detroit
Carlos Beltran, $ 19,401,569, Mets de Nueva York
Carlos Lee, $ 19,000,000, Astros de Houston
Alfonso Soriano, $ 19,000,000, Cachorros de Chicago
Carlos Zambrano, $ 18,875,000, Cachorros de Chicago
Manny Ramirez, $ 18,695,006,  Dodgers de Los Angeles
Magglio Ordonez, $ 17,825,976, Tigres de Detroit
Aramis Ramirez, $ 16,750,000, Cachorros de Chicago

POR FRANQUICIA:
LIGA AMERICANA

Julio Lugo, $9,250,000,  Orioles de Baltimore
David Ortiz, $13,000,000 , Medias Rojas de Boston
Alexis Rios, $10,200,000, Medias Blancas de Chicago
Fausto Carmona, $5,087,500, Indios de Cleveland
Miguel Cabrera, $ 20,000,000, Tigres de Detroit
Jose Guillen, $12,000,000, Reales de Kansas City
Bobby Abreu, $9,000,000,  Angelinos de Los Angeles
Francisco Liriano, $1,600,000,  Gemelos de Minnesota
Alex Rodriguez, $ 33,000,000,  Yankees de Nueva York
Edwar Ramirez, $427,000 ,  A’s de Oakland
Felix Hernandez, $7,200,000, Marineros de Seattle|
Carlos Peña, $10,125,000,  Rays de Tampa Bay
Vladimir Guerrero, $5,500,000,   Rangers de Texas
Edwin Encarnacion, $5,175,000 ,  Azulejos de Toronto

LIGA NACIONAL
Miguel Montero, $2,000,000, Cascabeles de Arizona
Melky Cabrera, $3,100,000,  Bravos de Atlanta
Alfonso Soriano, $ 19,000,000,  Cachorros de Chicago
Francisco Cordero, $12,125,000,  Rojos de Cincinnati
Jorge de la Rosa, $5,600,000,  Rockies de Colorado
Hanley Ramirez, $7,000,000,  Marlins de Florida
Carlos Lee, $ 19,000,000,  Astros de Houston
Manny Ramirez, $ 18,695,006,  Dodgers de Los Angeles
Carlos Gomez, $1,100,000 ,  Cerveceros de Milwaukee
Johan Santana, $ 20,144,707, Mets de Nueva York
Placido Polanco, $5,166,666,  Phillies de Philadelphia
Octavio  Dotel, $3,250,000,  Piratas de Pittsburgh
Albert Pujols, $14,595,953 , Cardenales de San Luis
Adrian Gonzalez, $4,875,000,  Padres de San Diego
Edgar Renteria, $10,000,000 , Gigantes de San Francisco
Cristian Guzman, $8,000,000 ,  Nacionales de Washington

Las Caras Latinas del 2010 en las Grandes Ligas


Playball!

Una temporada más en una nueva década y 29 conjuntos con las ansias de destronar a los Yankees de Nueva York que andarán buscando su titulo 28 en su historia.

La campaña es larga pero ahora la mirilla está en el arranque en el mes de abril y todos los seguidores beisboleros de América Latina están pendientes a los suyos.

Esta temporada calculamos llegará el número de latinos a un 24 por ciento en los rosters finales y estos son los que proyectamos serán las caras regulares, lanzadores en sus rotaciones abridoras y cerradores en esta venidera campaña 2010.

LIGA AMERICANA

Orioles de Baltimore: Miguel Tejada, 3B; Cesar Izturis,SS

Medias Rojas de Boston: Victor Martinez, C; David Ortiz, DH; Adrian Beltre, 3B; Marco Scutaro, SS

Medias Blancas de Chicago: Alexis Rios, CF; Alexei Ramirez,SS;  Freddy Garcia (Abridor)

Indios de Cleveland: Asdrubal Cabrera, SS; Jhonny Peralta, 3B; Luis Valbuena, 2B; Fausto Carmona (Abridor)

Tigres de Detroit: Magglio Ordoñez, RF; Miguel Cabrera, 1B; Carlos Guillen, DH; Jose Valverde (Cerrador)

Reales de Kansas City: Alberto Callaspo, 2B; Yuniesky Betancourt, SS; David de Jesus,RF;  Jose Guillen, DH; Joakim Soria (Cerrador)

Angelinos de Los Angeles: Erick Aybar, SS; Bobby Abreu,RF;  Kendry Morales, 1B; Juan Rivera, LF; Ervin Santana (Abridor); Joel Piñeiro (Abridor)

Gemelos de Minnesota: Francisco Liriano (Abridor)

Yankees de Nueva York: Robinson Cano, 2B; Alex Rodriguez, 3B; Jorge Posada, C; Javier Vazquez (Abridor); Mariano Rivera (Cerrador)

Marineros de Seattle: Jose Lopez, 3B; Franklin Gutierrez, CF; Felix Hernandez (Abridor); Ian Snell (Abridor)

Rays de Tampa Bay: Carlos Peña, 1B; Dioner Navarro, C: Rafael Soriano (Cerrador)

Rangers de  Texas: Julio Borbon, CF; Vladimir Guerrero, DH; Nelson Cruz, RF; Elvis Andrus,SS; Frank Francisco (Cerrador)

Azulejos de Toronto: Jose Bautista, RF; Edwin Encarnacion, 3B; Alex Gonzalez, SS

LIGA NACIONAL

Cascabeles de Arizona: Miguel Montero, C

Bravos de Atlanta: Yunel Escobar, SS; Martin Prado, 2B

Cachorros de Chicago: Aramis Ramirez,3B; Alfonso Soriano, LF, Geovany Soto, C; Carlos Zambrano (Abridor); Carlos Silva (Abridor); Carlos Marmol (Cerrador)

Rojos de Cincinnati: Orlando Cabrera, SS; Ramón Hernandez, C; Johnny Cueto (Abridor); Aroldis Chapman (Abridor); Francisco Cordero (Cerrador)

Rockies de Colorado: Carlos Gonzalez, LF; Jorge de la Rosa (Abridor); Ubaldo Jimenez (Abridor)

Marlins de Florida: Jorge Cantu, 3B; Hanley Ramirez, SS; Anibal Sanchez (Abridor); Leo Nuñez (Cerrador)

Astros de Houston: Pedro Feliz, 3B; Carlos Lee, LF; Wandy Rodriguez (Abridor)

Dodgers de Los Angeles: Rafael Furcal, SS; Manny Ramirez, LF; Ronnie Belliard, 2B; Vicente Padilla (Abridor)

Cerveceros de Milwaukee: Alcides Escobar, SS; Carlos Gomez, CF; Yovani Gallardo (Abridor)

Mets de Nueva York: Luis Castillo, 2B; Alex Cora, SS; Angel Pagan, CF; Johan Santana (Abridor);  Oliver Perez (Abridor); Francisco Rodriguez (Cerrador)

Phillies de Philadelphia: Placido Polanco, 3B; Carlos Ruiz, C

Piratas de Pittsburgh: Ronny Cedeño, SS

Cardenales de San Luis: Yadier Molina, C; Albert Pujols, 1B

Padres de San Diego: Everth Cabrera, SS; Adrian Gonzalez, 1B

Gigantes de San Francisco: Bengie Molina, C; Edgar Renteria, SS; Pablo Sandoval, 3B; Juan Uribe, 2B; Jonathan Sanchez (Abridor)

Nacionales de Washington: Cristian Guzman, SS; Ivan Rodriguez, C

Highest Paid Latinos in MLB

 


Next time Torii Hunter not only should have a better choice of words but also his facts right.

 

The Angel outfielder should know that the latest sensation to come from Latin America Cuban left-handed Aroldis Chapman was signed to a 6-year, $30 million deal by the Cincinnati Reds.

 

Hunter should no better that is not true that Major League Baseball prefers scouting and signing Latino players because they are willing to sign “for a bag of chips.”

 

Again he should ask his fellow Angels Latino teammates whom Arte Moreno is not paying them in corn or potato chips.

 

As of the end of 2009, seven of the best 10 paid players in the Majors according to a report from The Associated Press are Latinos.

 

Just for the facts, these are the best 10 Latino Players paid in Major League Baseball.

 

Alex Rodriguez, New York Yankees: $33,000,000
Manny Ramirez,
Los Angeles Dodgers: $23, 854,494

Carlos Beltran: New York Mets: $19, 243,682
Carlos Lee,
Houston Astros: $19,000,000

Magglio Ordoñez, Detroit Tigers: $18,971,576

Johan Santana, New York Mets: $18,876,139
Carlos Zambrano,
Chicago Cubs: $18,750,000

Alfonso Soriano, Chicago Cubs: $17,000,000

Aramis Ramirez, Chicago Cubs: $16,650,000
Mariano
Rivera, New York Yankees: $15,000,000

 

Hunter should know some history too.

 

Among the top 25 Major League Baseball players who have earned over $100 million total salary over their career through the end of 2009, not including bonuses, 10 are Latinos. The earnings definitely are not “bag of chips”.

 

Alex Rodriguez: $231,416,252

Manny Ramírez: $186,112,763

Pedro Martínez: $147,259,585

Carlos Delgado: $146,299,000

Sammy Sosa (retired): $124,068,000

Iván Rodríguez: $116,573,932

Mariano Rivera: $114,530,125

Vladimir Guerrero: $112,430,000

Magglio Ordoñez: $105,644,770

Bernie Williams (retired): $103,100,001

Torii Hunter: Latinos Want an Apology


Before the next time Torii Hunter opens his mouth, he should think over what he wants to say or get a dictionary.

 

If Hunter gets a big booing on Opening Day in Los Angeles, he better know for the future. He deserves it.

 

Hunter referred to Latinos as “impostors” while discussing the number of present African-Americans in the Major Leagues.

 

Hunter’s original comments were made two weeks ago in one of a series of USA Today roundtables about baseball and published in Wednesday’s editions.

 

According to a story published in USA Today’s Thursday edition, he meant no harm or disrespect to Latin American players. However, he made very clear he is not apologizing even though he admits using the wrong choice of words.

 

I really would like to know if, during a similar interview, a Latino player in a similar context would have said the word “Negro” before calling such people “impostors” in the majors.

 

I bet the whole media would have exploded on it.

 

If it would have been a Dominican Republic or Venezuelan player, no matter his skin color, people would have asked immediately for his deportation. No matter if it was an All-Star like Hanley Ramirez or Miguel Cabrera.

 

If it would have been Cuban, the outcry would have made its way back to Fidel Castro. No matter if it would have been Alexei Ramirez or newcomer Aroldis Chapman.

 

Puerto Rican players cannot be deported as the island is a United States territory, but they would have felt the wrath all season long. Ask Carlos Delgado how much he was booed when he refused to stand all the 2004 season for “God Bless America.”

 

There would have been no pardon no matter what they would have said later, like they were misquoted because of their poor English.

 

Hunter should look around in his own Angels locker room and start apologizing to his teammates such as Kendry Morales, Bobby Abreu, Joel Piñeiro, Erick Aybar, Fernando Rodney, and Juan Rivera.

 

Maybe it’s understandable that Hunter has some bitterness and resentment of the present situation of the lack of African-Americans in Major League Baseball, but he has to admit and apologize he was wrong.

 

By the way, we are in the 2010s, and, for the good sake of baseball, stop the differentiation of whites, African-American, and Latinos.

 

Major League Baseball must leave alone the diversity issue and understand more than ever it is an international game and there should not be any differentiation of colors.

 

If you know the Latino Angels players mentioned above, there are some from the lightest (Piñeiro) to the darkest (Rodney) skins. Latinos are brothers no matter their color.

 

Hunter is saying he did not want to imply he was a racist. Sorry, but if he feels that way, he needs to apologize and move on.

 

Thank goodness he did not take it also with the Japanese players. New teammate Hideki Matsui would have not been very happy either.

 

Get ready, Torii, that large Mexican population in Los Angeles will be waiting for you.

Manny Ramirez es Manny Ramirez


La pregunta de muchos seguidores del béisbol en estos dias es que dirá próximo Manny Ramírez.

 

Quién sabe si en su próxima entrevista dirá que en vez de retirarse y jugar cinco años más quizás dice que desea jugar diez años más hasta que quebrante todos los ‘records’ del béisbol.

 

En vez de cambiar de equipo se quedará con los Dodgers y pintará su casa hasta de azul. Quien sabe sí hasta el mismo se pinte de azul como un avatar.

 

Realmente quien sabe. Manny es Manny y quizás es una broma como de pintarse de avatar como los de la película que ha hecho sensación este año en Hollywood pero por otro lado quizas la jugada le gane un show de esos de televisión real que se llame Manny Ramirez es Manny Ramirez.

 

Ni su propio dirigente Joe Torre le hace mucho caso.

 

“A él le gusta divertirse y después de tantos años en Boston, uno trata de no tomarse las cosas muy en serio, dijo Torre en los entrenamientos primaverales en Arizona. “Sin duda es un tipo divertido y ahora tiene la actitud correcta. No veo que esté pensando en la rutina de la temporada ahora mismo”.

 

Puede que sea cierto que por alguna de esas razones del béisbol ya sabe que no formará parte de los Dodgers el año que viene.

 

Sí esa es la realidad y tiene buenos números esta campaña apuntelo desde ahora que no importando sus 37 años de edad será uno de los agentes libres más codiciados en el mercado.

 

Solo su resumé lo respalda. No importa que a usted lector Manny le caiga bien o no será él será un futuro miembro del salón de la fama.

 

Manny es un 12 veces Todo-Estrella; nueve veces Bate de Plata; dos veces ganador del Premio Hank Aaron en la Liga Americana; campeón bate en el 2002 de la Liga Americana; y galardonado como Jugador Más Valioso en la Serie Mundial del 2004.

 

Manny esta pasada década del 2000 al 2009 en siete ocasiones finalizó entre primeros 10 en la votación para Más Valioso.

 

Y sus números siguen ahí. El año pasado con todo y su suspensión conectó para .290 de promedio con 19 jonrones y 63 carreras impulsadas.

 

Manny si bien sabe todavía tiene mucha historia que escribir.

 

Esta temporada Manny está a solo 48 remolcadas de rebasar la marca de todos los tiempos por un latinoamericano en empujadas en las Grandes Ligas. La marca la ostenta actualmente Rafael Palmeiro con 1,835 impulsadas.

 

Con 55 dobletes más también rompería la marca de todos los tiempos por un latinoamericano en dobles que también está en el presente en propiedad por Rafael Palmeiro.

 

Y puede que no hable mucho de ciertos asuntos pero Manny esta a 54 cuadrangulares de llegar a la gran marca de 600 conectados. Y con 10 más sobrepasaría al actual bambino latino Sammy Sosa.

 

Aunque vale recordar que en la carrera en vuelacercas muy seguramente al que Manny va a tener que tratar de continuar de cerca es a Alex Rodriguez. “A Rod” esta a solo 17 jonrones de llegar a la marca de 600 esta campaña y muy seguramente si está saludable y con motivación muy seguramente le pasará a Sosa quien sabe si para las fechas antes del receso del Juego de Estrellas.

 

Manny y Alex ambos también esta temporada con menos de 100 inatrapables conectados estarán superando a Julio Franco como el dominicano con más hits conectados en la historia de las Mayores.

 

Que será realmente de Manny Ramírez solo el tiempo nos dirá.

Puerto Rico’s MLB Players: Where Are You?


ivanbeltran.jpgA long time ago, I remember that when I was going to write my annual column of the Boricuas in spring training, the list used to be a very long one.

 

It was not only quantity, but also quality.

 

They used to take a few pages. Most teams had at least one Puerto Rican on their 40-man roster, and most of them at the end of March were ready for the majors.

 

That was in the ’90s. Not anymore. This is 2010.

 

As spring training is just starting in Arizona and Florida, every baseball fan is abuzz over what’s to come in 2010.

 

In Dominican Republic–land of the Albert Pujols, Hanley Ramirez, and Alex Rodriguez superstars of the world–most of their baseball followers are already cheering about their 197 quisqueyanos in the not so warm climate these days in the nation.

 

In Venezuela, they are counting on most of their 137 names making it to the bigs this year.

 

Of course, such names as Miguel Cabrera, Felix Hernandez, and Magglio Ordoñez are assured of their positions. However, they are waiting for other newcomers from their backyard to make it good this year.

 

Last year, I wrote a column called “Boricuas, Where Are You?” Unfortunately, sadly, and downheartedly, the title still pertains to this 2010 season.

 

In Puerto Rico, fans rave about Roberto Clemente, Orlando Cepeda, Roberto Alomar, and Edgar Martinez. They rant and honor their national teams from the Olympic level to the one that compete every four years in the World Baseball Classic. What is happening?

 

For the country that stopped to watch Yadier Molina start in the All-Star Game, and where most baseball fans became Yankee fans just to follow Jorge Posada in last year’s World Series, there definitely something unexplainable happening.

 

The island is more worried nowadays about whether Carlos Delgado, Felipe Lopez, Kiko Calero, and Jose Molina will find major league jobs rather than the national unemployment news–if Carlos Beltran will be back healthy and if Mike Lowell will continue be a Red Sox, Then again, where is the talent going, or if the youth is really into baseball, where are they?

 

Most names probably as a fan you will recognize, but the list is short compared to ones of two decades ago.

 

This 2010 season, this is the list of Puerto Rican players at spring training this year. The list includes 40-man roster players and non-roster invitees.

 

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Baltimore Orioles: IF Roberto Andino, OF Luis Montañez, 2B Miguel Abreu

Boston Red Sox: 3B Mike Lowell, P Fernando Cabrera, SS Angel Sanchez

Chicago White Sox: C Ramon Castro, OF Alexis Rios, P Saul Rivera

Kansas City Royals: 2B Mike Aviles, OF David DeJesus

Los Angeles Angels: P Joel Piñeiro

Minnesota Twins: C Jose Morales

New York Yankees: P Jonathan Albaladejo, P Javier Vazquez, C Jorge Posada, C Mike Rivera

Seattle Mariners: P Ian Snell

Toronto Blue Jays: DH Randy Ruiz

 

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Atlanta Braves: C Orlando Mercado

Chicago Cubs: C Geovany Soto

Florida Marlins: SS Osvaldo Martinez, OF Mike Stanton

Houston Astros: SS Edwin Maysonet

Los Angeles Dodgers: SS Ivan DeJesus Jr.

Milwaukee Brewers: C Martin Maldonado

New York Mets: P Pedro Feliciano, P Nelson Figueroa, C Omir Santos, IF Alex Cora, OF Carlos Beltran, OF Angel Pagan, OF Jesus Feliciano

Philadelphia Phillies: P J.C. Romero

Pittsburgh Pirates: 3B Ramon Vazquez

St. Louis Cardinals: C Yadier Molina, 3B Ruben Gotay

San Francisco Giants: C Bengie Molina

Washington Nationals: C Ivan Rodriguez, P Luis Atilano, C Wil Nieves

The All-Time Greatest Latinos Hitters In MLB


clemente.jpgOnce “The Splendid Splinter” said, “Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of 10 and be considered a good performer.”

Ted Williams was right.

He was so right that’s why he is considered by the majority of baseball historians as the greatest hitter ever to have played in the majors.

Years ago, I had the opportunity to meet him at an activity at the Ted Williams Museum Hitter Hall of Fame, which in those days was located in Hernando (Florida)–nowadays the museum is located at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg–and I asked him about his own book Ted Williams’ Hit List .

In the book, he wrote about who in his opinion were the greatest 20 hitters of all time in Major League Baseball.

In the list, there are the names of Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Rogers Hornsby, Jimmie Foxx, and Joe DiMaggio.

Also in his top-20 are Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, Frank Robinson, Mickey Mantle, and Stan Musial.

In the list also appear 10 other great ballplayers but no Latinos.

Williams told me about his hitting philosophy and selection but he also told me that if he would have made a top all-time Latino hitter list at that moment only six names would appear.

On the top of his head, he said with no hesitation his No. 1 would be Roberto Clemente.

Thereafter, in no specific order, would be Rod Carew, Roberto Alomar, Alex Rodriguez, Edgar Martinez, and Manny Ramirez.

Taking also in consideration the words of the man that also once said, “If there was ever a man born to be a hitter it was me.”

Although I would have appreciated to know Williams’ opinion today, here is my all-time Latino greatest hitters list:

Roberto Clemente

Rod Carew

Roberto Alomar

Alex Rodriguez

Edgar Martinez

Manny Ramirez

Orlando Cepeda

Rafael Palmeiro

Tony Oliva

Vladimir Guerrero

Albert  Pujols

Magglio Ordoñez

Julio Franco

Moises  Alou

Minnie Miñoso

Pedro Guerrero

Bobby Abreu

Rico Carty

Ivan Rodriguez

Bernie Williams

The All-Time Greatest Latinos Sluggers In MLB

 


alex y albert.jpgOnce I read about the greatest sluggers in major league baseball history, most of them were remembered by their nicknames.

 

The greatest of them all, in my opinion, was called “The Babe.”

 

No matter what is said and written these days, in my opinion the second-best ever is well-known as “The Big Mac.”

 

In my top-10 all-time slugger list there are such names as “The Mick,” “Say Hey Kid,” “Mr. October,” “The Splendid Splinter” and “Iron Mike.”

 

Among Latinos the all-time slugger my No. 1 is well-known today as “El Hombre.”

 

Albert Pujols just turned 30 a short time ago, and as we read about him for the upcoming season, it’s simply amazing the numbers and achievements he has done in his career.

 

In each of his nine seasons, Pujols has surpassed a .300 batting average, 30 home runs and 100 RBI.

 

All in one decade.

 

As we start a new season in a new decade, it has to be seen if he will keep his current pace that already is hall-of-fame bound.

 

As of this moment, the St. Louis Cardinal first baseman has surpassed at age 30 Latino names such as Roberto Clemente, Rod Carew and Orlando Cepeda.

 

Pujols’ numbers at 30 years old has better comparison numbers than Hank Aaron, Joe DiMaggio, Jimmy Foxx, Hank Greenberg, and Willie Mays.

 

Simply, Pujols has demonstrated he is the best slugger in the game.

 

Among all-time Latinos, the Dominican Republic native is No. 1 and he tops my All-Time Latino Greatest Sluggers.

 

Listed below are my 20 All-Time Latino Greatest Sluggers:

 

Albert Pujols

Manny Ramirez

Alex Rodriguez

Vladimir Guerrero

Juan Gonzalez

Carlos Delgado

David Ortiz

Sammy Sosa

Moises Alou

Jose Canseco

Edgar Martinez

Rafael Palmeiro

Magglio Ordoñez

Alfonso Soriano

Carlos Lee

Aramis Ramirez

Orlando Cepeda

Andres Galarraga

Carlos Beltrán

Danny Tartabull

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