Who Are Famous Hispanic Baseball Players

Ever wonder who are the famous Hispanic baseball players? Look no further as there have been quite a few great Hispanic baseball players in the history of the game. There have actually been Hispanic major league baseball players since 1871, with varying careers.

  1. Esteban Belian. Of Cuban origin, he was the first Hispanic to ever play major league baseball. He began his career in 1871, playing in the old National Association, which at that time was considered a major league.

  2. Roberto Clemente. The Dodgers would not let Clemente play in the major leagues, but the Pittsburgh Pirates would. He went on to have 3000 hits and win two World Series and four batting championships.

  3. Adrian Beltre. Beltre comes next on the list of famous Hispanic baseball players, which, by the way, is in no particular order. In 2004, while playing for the Dodgers, he led the pack in home runs.

  4. Miguel Tejada. Tejada led the National League in RBIs (runs batted in) while playing for the Orioles.

  5. Johan Santana. The next one on the list of famous Hispanic baseball players holds American League records for earned runs averages (ERAs) and strikeouts, all gained while playing for Minnesota. Santana also won the Cy Young Award for 2004.

  6. Vladimir Guerrero. He won the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award in 2004, becoming the third Hispanic in a row to do so. He certainly belongs in the list of famous Hispanic baseball players.

  7. Adolpho Luque. For 20 seasons, he was a major league pitcher. While playing for Cincinnati in 1923, his record was an impressive 27-8 with a 1.93 ERA, making him one of the earliest famous Hispanic baseball players.

  8. Sammy Sosa: His accomplishments in the baseball world are many, and include hitting his first home run in June of 1989, just five days after playing in his first major league game, then getting his 500th career homer in 2003.

  9. Alfonso “Chico” Carrasquel. In1951, he was the starting shortstop for the American League.

10. Juan Marichal. He pitched a no-hit game in June, 1963, while playing for the San Francisco Giants All of these have certainly earned inclusion in this lost of famous Hispanic baseball players. We remember those who have left the game (both of baseball and of life) and those who continue to entertain us each season.

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Baseball Reference