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Nueva Vida Para Ivan Rodriguez en las Grandes Ligas


El año pasado cuando Iván Rodríguez fue canjeado por los Astros de Houston a su antiguo conjunto los de Rangers de Texas lucia que era un mensaje para que realizara su última gira en su carrera en las mayores.

Los Rangers hasta le dieron hasta su pasado número siete en su uniforme.

Pudge, como es mejor conocido por la mayoria de los asiduos del béisbol, aceptó las gentilezas y las distinciones que le dieron en Texas pero bien sabia que en el quedaba béisbol.

En el invierno se declaró agente libre y los Nacionales de Washington le dieron un jugoso contrato por dos años.

Hoy por hoy el 14 veces Todo Estrella ha aprovechado la oportunidad tan y tan bien que al momento de escribir estas lineas esta de lider de bateo de la Liga Nacional.

Reconocido por muchos como probablemente el mejor receptor defensivo de todos los tiempos ahora a sus 38 años de edad es dejar tambien  su huella como entre los mejores ofensivos de todos los tiempos.

Para Pudge antes que comenzara la actual campaña una de sus metas era volver a conectar bien la pelota para re-establecer su promedio de por vida en los .300 ó más. Ademas cada día que pasa ahora tiene un mayor incentivo de conectar de hit.

En dias pasados el 13 veces Guante de Oro con su madero se convirtió en el segundo puertorriqueño con mayor cantidad de inatrapables conectados en las grandes ligas.

Al escribir estas lineas sus 2,729 imparables son solamente superados por los 3,000 conectados por el miembro del salón de la fama Roberto Clemente. Todos conectados por el “Cometa de Carolina” en su prestigiosa carrera con los Piratas de Pittsburgh.

Para Pudge el llegar a la marca de 3,000 incogibles es como un gran reto y seria el llegar a tan mítica cifra como una adición más a su ilustre carrera.

A estas fechas solo 27 jugadores en la historia han arribado a tan prestigioso club de 3,000 hits ó más.

Solamente de América Latina han llegado a tan gran marca Clemente, Rod Carew y Rafael Palmeiro.

Vale recordar que Pudge entre innumerables marcas es el receptor con más partidos jugados y outs logrados como receptor en la historia de las grandes ligas.

Es muy cierto que falta mucho béisbol por jugarse pero al momento Pudge esta demostrando porque es un futuro miembro del salón de la fama viviente.

Puede que sus Nacionales no sean un conjunto de Serie Mundial como lo fueron sus Marlins de Florida  campeoniles del 2003 pero solo su presencia les ha dado una nueva vida a su conjunto y a su staff de lanzadores.

Preguntele a Liván Hernández quien dos meses atras lucia estar fuera de la pelota grande y al momento de escribir estas lineas es el lider de carreras limpias de la Liga Nacional.

Sí continuará su ritmo de bateo actual el tiempo nos dirá pero seguro estamos muchos que la cifra de los 3,000 es ahora la meta de Pudge demostrar que esta logrando una nueva vida.

Ivan Rodriguez y Omar Vizquel: Leyendas de Grandes Ligas


Esta temporada 2010 Iván “Pudge” Rodríguez se convirtió en el cuarto puertorriqueño y el onceno latinoaméricano en jugar al menos 20 campañas en las mayores.

Rodríguez al igual que el venezolano Omar Vizquel, quien esta en su temporada número 22 en su carrera en la camisa de los Medias Blancas de Chicago, es muy probable que al finalizar ambos sus carreras serán futuros miembros del Salón de la Fama.

Tal ventura no los ha parado de conseguir más números que cada día que pasa los fortalece a estar más aun algún día en Cooperstown.

Al momento Pudge quien tiene todos los números defensivos posible para ser miembro del gran pabellón ahora su nueva meta es tratar de llegar a la mítica cifra de 3,000 hits en las grandes ligas.

Al momento de escribir estas lineas el receptor boricua de los Nacionales de Washington esta de lider de promedio de bateo de la Liga Nacional.

Por otro lado, Vizquel sigue poniendo números para robustecer su candidatura a estar con Luis Aparicio inmortalizado entre los grandes del béisbol.

Estos son los latinoamericanos que han jugado 20 temporadas ó más en las mayores y el número de franquicias en que jugaron en su carreras.

Julio Franco, 23, 1982-2007 (8 franquicias)
Dennis Martínez, 23, 1976- 1998 (5 franquicias)
Tany Pérez, 23, 1964-1986 (4 franquicias)
Omar Vizquel, 22, 1989-2010 (5 franquicias)
Santos Alomar Jr., 20, 1988-2007 (7 franquicias)
Adolfo Luque, 20, 1914-1935 (4 franquicias)
Manny Mota, 20, 1962-1982 (4 franquicias)
Rafael Palmeiro, 20,1986-2005 (3 franquicias)
Iván Rodríguez, 20, 1991-2010 (6 franquicias)
Benito Santiago, 20, 1986-2005 (9 franquicias)
Rubén Sierra, 20, 1986-2006 (9 franquicias)

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

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 Latino Decade Leaders in MLB: 2000-2009

apar.jpgThe 2010 season of Major League Baseball is to start in just a few days.

With the beginning of spring training, it is not only of a new year, but also a new decade.

To wrap up the debate that was, here is a list of the best Latinos of the past decade. The leaders for the years 2000-2009.

BATTING

AVG.: Albert Pujols, .334

Games: Miguel Tejada, 1,581

At-Bats: Miguel Tejada, 6.263

Plate Appearances: Bobby Abreu, 6,932

Home Runs: Alex Rodriguez, 435

RBI: Alex Rodriguez, 1,243

Runs: Alex Rodriguez, 1,190

Total Bases: Alex Rodriguez, 3,362

Extra Base Hits: Albert Pujols, 767

PITCHING

ERA: Pedro Martinez, 3.01

Winning Percentage: Pedro Martinez, .691

Lowest Batting Avg.: Pedro Martinez, .216

Saves: Mariano Rivera, 397

Games Started: Livan Hernandez, 332

Innings Pitched: Livan Hernandez, 2,201.1

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 2010 Preseason Latino Player Rankings and All-Star Team


Hanley ramirez.jpg“Never make predictions, especially about the future.”

 

That was one of the most famous quotes ever from Casey Stengel.

 

Nobody listens to him. Not these days. Spring training is right around the corner on the calendar, and predictions are starting to pop up all over again.

 

Baseball is back.

 

No matter if you are a casual or serious fan or into fantasy baseball, everyone is looking for every opinion of what will happen in 2010.

 

There is a long way to go, but my preseason crystal ball says it will be the world champion New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies again in the Fall Classic.

 

As far as the majors’ Latino players, watch Florida Marlin Hanley Ramirez go for his first National League MVP award. Same as Ramirez, watch out in the junior circuit for former Marlin and nowadays Detroit Tiger Miguel Cabrera to be again on the move for his first American League MVP.

 

I should not make predictions, but I have a vision Seattle Mariner Felix Hernandez will be again a strong candidate for the American League Cy Young Award and young hurler Neftali Feliz of the Texas Rangers for American League Rookie of the Year.

 

Fans all over the baseball world love rankings, and this is my preseason Latino player rankings, in which I list the best 15 offensive players and best 15 pitchers who should be of impact for the 2010 season.

 

My 2010 Preseason Latino Player Rankings Listing

PLAYERS

Hanley Ramirez, Florida

Albert Pujols, St. Louis

Alex Rodriguez, New York Yankees

Adrian Gonzalez, San Diego

Miguel Cabrera, Detroit

Victor Martinez, Boston

Pablo Sandoval, San Francisco

Carlos Lee, Houston

Vladimir Guerrero, Texas

Jorge Posada, New York Yankees

Robinson Cano, New York Yankees

Manny Ramirez, Los Angeles Dodgers

Carlos Peña, Tampa Bay

Yunel Escobar, Atlanta

Alexei Ramirez, Chicago White Sox

 

PITCHERS

 

Felix Hernandez, Seattle

Mariano Rivera, New York Yankees

Francisco Rodriguez, New York Mets

Johan Santana, New York Mets

Yovani Gallardo, Milwaukee

Neftali Feliz, Texas

Aroldis Chapman, Cincinnati

Jose Valverde, Detroit

Jair Jurrjens, Atlanta

Javier Vazquez, New York Yankees

Vicente Padilla, Los Angeles Dodgers

Francisco Cordero, Cincinnati

Joakim Soria, Kansas City

Rafael Soriano, Tampa Bay

Joel Piñeiro, Los Angeles Angels

 

My Preseason 2010 Latino All-Star Team

C: Victor Martinez, Boston

1B: Miguel Cabrera, Detroit

2B: Robinson Cano, New York Yankees

3B: Alex Rodriguez, New York Yankees

SS: Hanley Ramirez, Florida Marlins

OF: Bobby Abreu, Los Angeles Angels

OF: Carlos Lee, Houston

OF: Manny Ramirez, Los Angeles Dodgers

DH: Vladimir Guerrero, Texas

SP: Felix Hernandez, Seattle

RP: Mariano Rivera, New York Yankees

The MLB’s Latino Decade Team: The 2000’s


pujols.jpgThe 2000’s are heading into history.

As in all sports, fans love to know the opinion of who were the best players of the decade.

As Barry Bonds was the man in the 1990’s, this decade was all property of Albert Pujols.

“El Hombre” from the St. Louis Cardinals his offensive numbers made all the talking hitting every year for at least a .300 average, 30 home runs and 100 runs batted in.

He was as good as a hitter, defensively as a first baseman and as a ball player off-the-field that it was a no brainer was MLB’s Player of the Decade.

Both The Sporting News and Sports Illustrated agreed with the latter.

Pujols was the king of the diamonds but there were other bunch of player that excels to their best through the decade.

Only Latino great names from the best of the best of the decade of the 1990’s around major league baseball are Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez and Omar Vizquel. Very possibly the duo will be future shoo-ins into the Hall of Fame.

Long gone are those great from the 90’s as Juan Gonzalez, Rafael Palmeiro, Sammy Sosa and Bernie Williams.

There is a great possibility Roberto Alomar and Edgar Martinez will be getting next January their enshrinement into Cooperstown.

As we are approaching the 2010’s this is a good time to select the All-Decade Latino Team for the 2000’s.

Our MLB’s Latino Decade Team 2000-2009:
C-Jorge Posada
1B-Albert Pujols
2B-Placido Polanco
3B-Alex Rodríguez
SS-Miguel Tejada
OF-Carlos Beltrán
OF-Vladimir Guerrero
OF-Manny Ramírez
SP: Bartolo Colón, Liván Hernández, Pedro Martínez, Johan Santana, Javier Vázquez
RP: Mariano Rivera

 

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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