Remembering Roberto Clemente: A life beyond baseball

While Roberto Clemente was an extraordinary baseball player, his passion for helping the underprivileged and marginalized and his love of his family and heritage are why he is so well remembered today. The first Hispanic superstar in Major League baseball, Clemente died on New Year's Eve in 1972 on his way to assist victims in earthquake-ravaged Nicaragua. Clemente, 38, a former U.S. Marine Corps reservist, was widely known for his compassion and charitable works. He was transporting supplies when the airplane carrying him and three others crashed into the ocean off his native Puerto Rico. "My father's compassion for others

By |August 24th, 2021|News, Story|

Fernando Tatis Jr. is LatinoBaseball.com Player of the Week

Padres fans who nearly fainted at the sickening sight of their $330 million-dollar baby grabbing his arm in pain during an a-bat can rest easy.  The 10 days on the IL earlier this month seemingly worked wonders for Fernando Tatis Jr., whom many feared was headed for surgery for what amounted to a minor dislocation and torn labrum in the shoulder of his non-throwing arm.   Not only did the flashy young shortstop go on a homer-hitting tear last week, he did it against the Dodgers, who have become San Diego’s official nemesis now that the Padres have considerably closed

By |April 27th, 2021|News|

Amazin’! Francisco Lindor signs 10-year deal with Mets

No, Mets fans, this is not an April Fool’s Day prank.  New York is about to get used to Francisco Lindor and his game-face smile — not to mention his flashy defense and power bat at shortstop — for at least the next decade. After weeks of back-and-forth with new team owner Steve Cohen, the ex-Indians superstar came in under the wire of his self-imposed Opening Day deadline of April 1 and scored an historic contract extension with his new club. While not yet official, the 10-year deal is worth $341 million and is the third largest in MLB history

By |April 1st, 2021|News|

Salvador Perez completes comeback with 4-year Royals deal

Salvador Perez parlayed his big bounce-back into a barrow full of greenbacks. The Royals recently announced the team had agreed to a four-year contract extension with the all-star catcher who in 2015 helped lead Kansas City to its first world championship in 30 years. Terms of the deal, which begins in the 2022 season and includes a team option for 2026, were not disclosed according to team policy, but it’s a huge measure of security for the soon-to-be 31-year-old Perez.  A six-time all-star, five-time Gold Glove winner and arguably the Royals’ best player, Perez missed the entire 2019 season due to

By |March 28th, 2021|News|

UPDATE: Roberto Clemente exhibit in Puerto Rico to reopen at later date

Many of the historic artifacts at The Clemente Museum in Pittsburgh honoring the late Hall of Famer and Pirates icon Roberto Clemente that was on display at the Sports Museum of Puerto Rico (Museo del Deporte de Puerto Rico) in Guaynabo, P.R., starting February 21 was closed in late March due to the island's coronavirus lockdown, but is set to reopen as soon as the governor gives an all-clear. The exhibit, across the bay from the capital city of San Juan, will give Clemente fans the opportunity to view a treasure trove of memorabilia, photos, documents and artworks related to the Hall

By |April 17th, 2020|Events, News|

APPRECIATION: Emilio ‘Cuqui’ Cordova, Dominican baseball historian, dies at 90

By Beto Villa Emilio Nicolas “Cuqui” Cordova, a renowned sports historian and author who dedicated his life to chronicling Dominican baseball, died Saturday, March 7, 2020 in Santo Domingo at age 90.  He possessed a vast archive of photos and documents from all sports, many of which are featured on LatinoBaseball.com, but he was best-known for his deep knowledge of baseball. Cuqui was twice the president of Asociación de Cronistas Deportivos de Santo Domingo (ACD), and was a member of Pabellón de la Fama del Deportivo Dominicano for more than 30 years, serving in different functions.  He was also secretary,

By |March 7th, 2020|News|

Return of King Felix? Hernandez looks to regain his throne with the Braves

By Robert Dominguez It was only two innings, and it’s only February. But King Felix took a big first step towards proving he can still be a monarch of the mound every fifth day. It’s hard to believe that after 15 Major League seasons, 169 wins, 2,500 strikeouts, six All-Star appearances and a Cy Young Award, Felix Hernandez is still only 33 years old — and battling for a rear-echelon rotation spot for a team not named the Seattle Mariners. But after four injury-plagued seasons that saw the Venezuela native go 26-35, including last year’s dismal 1-8, 6.40 ERA and

By |February 24th, 2020|News, Story|

Dominican domination: D.R.’s Toros del Este are 2020 Caribbean Series champions

By Robert Dominguez The Dominican Republic added to its status as the Yankees of the Caribbean Series — with a little positive mojo from Red Sox icon Big Papi — by winning its 20th title in the tournament’s 62-year history with a dominating 9-3 victory over Venezuela.  It was the first-ever title for the Toros del Este from La Romana, which finished the Series held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, with a dominating 6-1 record. Venezuela’s Cardenales de Lara was overmatched from the start of the Feb. 7 final played at Hiram Bithorn Stadium. The Caribbean Series, which ran Feb.

By |February 8th, 2020|Caribbean Series, News, Photos|
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