Rafael Soriano To Be Awarded Today In Queens • Latino Sports


Rafael Soriano To Be Awarded Today In Queens


Soriano during his Yankee days. Photo Daniel Budasoff/Latino Sports

Soriano during his Yankee days. Photo Daniel Budasoff/Latino Sports

New York, NY – Latino Sports and the Latino Sports Writers & Broadcasters Association will award former Yankee closer, Rafael Soriano today with the prestigious LatinoMVP award for his outstanding performance as a closer for the New York Yankees last season.

Soriano saved 42 games for the Yankees in the 2012 season and was one of the main reasons they had a chance to even sniff at the playoffs. Unfortunately, his lights out performance as a closer was not enough for the Yankees who refused to match the two-year, $28-million deal he got from the Washington Nationals.

Soriano received the majority of the votes for the American League 2012 reliever/Closer of the year. This is the 24th annual awards of what has become one of the oldest and most prestigious awards given to Latino players.

The awards luncheon is scheduled for 12:30 PM and will be held at Café Rubio located at 9805 Northern Blvd. Flushing NY 11368.

A few tickets are still available and can be purchased at door.

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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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  • Blanca

    Soriano deserves recognition for what he did last season. Thanks Latino Sports for looking out for our role models.