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Bronx, NY – It never sat well with us at Latino Sports that not one Latino was never included in the MLB Century Team that had been put together back in 2000.

That prompted us to have debates, a demonstration, radio interviews and articles on our disappointment that not one Latino made that team.

100 years of baseball and not one Latino, not even Roberto Clemente in that team? No way, so we developed a campaign to recognize that Roberto Clemente should have been included in that Century Team. We consulted with a number of Puerto Rican players at the time and came up with a design that we printed on T-shirts and on posters.

The picture above shows when we announced the creation of the design on a T-shirt to Roberto Clemente Jr. at the Latino Sports press conference in 1999.

We no longer have the T-shirts, but we still have posters available for sale at our shop on this site. For a limited special offer to this article you can own this collectors item. Just send $5 (original cost is $15) for poster and $5.99 for shipping and handling and you’ll have a rare collectors items that has a bit of proud history.

This poster will never allow people to forget that Clemente should have been on that 2000 century Team. (Photo Latino Sports)

This poster will never allow people to forget that Clemente should have been on that 2000 century Team. (Photo Latino Sports)

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.

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