Monday, February 28, 2011

Inductees to El Salón de la Fama del Béisbol Latino

El Salón de la Fama del Béisbol Latino held its annual induction ceremony this past 12th of February at the Altos de Chavon amphitheater in La Romana, Dominican Republic. This year's class joined those Latinos already enshrined in Cooperstown as the second class.

This year's inductees are (Click on the link to read a bio on the player):

Luis Tiant (Cuba)
Ricardo Carty (Dominican Republic)
Fernando Valenzuela (Mexico)
Denis Martinez (Nicaragua)
Manuel Sanguillen (Panama)
Edgar Martinez (Puerto Rico)
Andres Galarraga (Venezuela)

The Veterans Committee also selected the following individuals:

Adolfo Luke aka Luque (Cuba)
Horacio Martinez (Dominican Republic)
Chile Gómez (Mexico)
Hector Lopez (Panama)
Ruben Gomez (Puerto Rico)
Oscar Prieto (Venezuela)
Vidal Lopez (Venezuela),

New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez was given el "Premio de Exellencia" for his becoming the youngest Latino ballplayer to reach the 600 homeruns plateau. To see video of Alex Rodriguez's speech, click here: Celebrity spotting at the Salon de la Fama: Alex Rodriquez and Cameron Diaz!

Feel free and check out the website for El Salón de la Fama del Béisbol Latino.

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