About Robert Dominguez

Robert Dominguez is co-author of “Bronx Bummers: The Unofficial History of the New York Yankees’ Bad Boys, Blunders and Brawls,” and writer of the upcoming “El Salón: The Trials and Triumphs of Baseball’s Latino Hall of Famers.” rdominguez@latinobaseball.com

THIS DAY IN BÉISBOL August 4: In 2007, A-Rod is youngest ever to hit 500 HR — and youngest to reach 600 three years later

Long before injuries, age and steroids took their toll, the smart money was on Alex Rodriguez being the one player who would legitimately challenge Hank Aaron’s all-time home run record.  On this day in béisbol, Aug. 4, 2007, A-Rod took a huge step towards fulfilling that prophesy when he hit his 500th career homer —

By |2022-12-15T17:00:52-05:00December 15th, 2022|History|

THIS DAY IN BÉISBOL August 9: Dennis Martinez passes Juan Marichal’s career wins record

Any conversation about who is the best Latino pitcher of all time will invariably come down to Hall of Famers Juan Marichal and Pedro Martinez. But there’s another Martinez — Dennis — who deserves some mention, if only because he ended his solid 23-career in 1998 as the winningest Latin American-born pitcher in MLB history

By |2022-11-30T11:41:32-05:00November 30th, 2022|History|

THIS DAY IN BÉISBOL August 7: Bartolo Colon’s 246th win makes him all-time Latino leader

Built like a beer keg on legs, Bartolo Colon always looked like he belonged slinging softballs in a Sunday league than on a Major League mound.  Boy, are looks deceiving.   Not only did the well-traveled Dominican Republic native (above right, with D.R. President Danilo Medina) enjoy a 21-year career with 11 different teams, on

By |2022-11-29T14:26:58-05:00November 29th, 2022|History|
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