22 Latinos In Tonight’s Baseball All-Star Game • Latino Sports


22 Latinos In Tonight’s Baseball All-Star Game


Washington, D.C.: When we talk about the “Latinization of Baseball” it can not be more obvious than watching tonight’s Baseball All Star Game and seeing the number of Latinos that will be playing.

According to tonight’s rosters there are a total of twenty two (22) Latinos playing. The National league has a total of 7 players and the American league has more than double, fifteen (15) Latino players.

The statistics have varied somewhat, but in general one can agree that 27 percent of major league players and closer to 50% percent (conservatively) of minor league players are Hispanic. This is one business that I can say that Latinos are over represented.

As we watch tonight’s game take a moment to make the game educational for your children. Ask them to find out what Latin country the Latino player that is on the screen, or announced is from? If I was still teaching, this would be one of my homework assignments. When we make learning fun, everyone benefits, MLB, parents and children.

Every season we enjoy seeing the contribution of Latino players to the  development of America’s pastime.

BTW: Who are you rooting for, American, or National league?

About Julio Pabón

Julio is President and Founder of Latino Sports LLC., the parent company of Latinosports.com. Julio is a product of the South Bronx where he still lives and runs his businesses. Julio has written and has been interviewed for numerous publication and networks on sports & political issues. He has been an activist promoting social justice and respect for all communities. He is a recognized motivational speaker, was an adjunct professor of American History and presently volunteer's as a lecturer in local South Bronx High Schools. His primary goal is to make Latinosports.com a multi-facet sports portal that will engender social and economic empowerment to the Latino community.