By Robert Dominguez At 6-foot-3 and 245 pounds, Andres Galarraga was an imposing figure on the diamond known as “The Big Cat” for his unexpected quickness and agility at first base. But as good as he was with the glove, the Big Cat also swung a big bat. He was a lifetime .288 hitter over 19 seasons, smashing 399 homers and averaging 102 RBI a year. A five-time All-Star, Galarraga played for six teams, including eight seasons with the Montreal Expos before signing with the expansion Colorado Rockies as a free agent in 1993, when he won his only batting
The Robert Clemente exhibit of historic artifacts, artwork and other memorabilia that opened in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, to much fanfare in late February was unfortunately shuttered until further notice after the coronavirus pandemic struck. Luckily, fans of the late Pittsburgh Pirates icon who missed the short window of opportunity to check it out can see what they're missing in this recent report below from ABC Puerto Rico's "Primetime." Check back on LatinoBaseball.com regularly for details on the exhibit's planned reopening this summer, and click here for a behind the scenes look at the Clemente Museum in Pittsburgh, which provided many
For fans of the late Pittsburgh Pirates icon who missed the chance to visit the Robert Clemente exhibit of historic artifacts, artwork and other memorabilia that opened in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, see the video below for the second part of a recent report from ABC Puerto Rico’s “Primetime.” The exhibit opened to plenty of fanfare in late February but was unfortunately shuttered until further notice after the coronavirus pandemic struck. Click here for Part I of the "Primetime" feature that provides a behind-the-scenes tour of the items on display that cover the life and career of the Pittsburgh Pirates icon. Check back
The Roberto Clemente Museum in Pittsburgh is a special place that all baseball fans should visit at least once. For owner and curator Duane Reider, maintaining the shrine to one of the game's greats is a labor of love bordering on obsession. With many artifacts from the museum set to be on temporary display in Puerto Rico starting in January, here's a brief look at the original place, housed in a converted old firehouse in the Lawrenceville section of Pittsburgh, home of Clemente's Pirates.
Panama turned out to be the accidental host with the most. A last-minute choice to hold the 2019 Caribbean World Series due to safety concerns over original host country Venezuela’s ongoing political strife, Panama became the tournament's unlikely champion. The Toros de Herrera outlasted the five other teams in the series and won the title with a crisp 3-1 win over Cuba at Estadio Rod Carew in Panama City on Feb. 10. It was the first Serie del Caribe championship for Panama since 1950, when the international tournament pitting the best teams from Latin America was only in its second
https://youtu.be/lMOJjebAgkc The passion and pride players from the Dominican Republic bring to baseball will be celebrated in ballparks across the U.S. starting Aug. 29 at Yankee Stadium, the first of six Dominican Republic Day at the Park events this season. The series will offer a salute to past and present Dominican players who have given so much to the game and helped make the sport what it is today. “Baseball is woven into the fabric of Dominican culture and we are proud of the contributions of so many talented players from our country,” said Magaly Toribio, marketing advisor for the