Sunday, April 13, 2003

Notable players from Puerto Rico



Puerto Rico's Hall of Famers

ROBERTO CLEMENTE, OF, Carolina, inducted in 1973: A four-time batting champion, Clemente was the National League's MVP in 1966. Died at 38 years old while flying in plane carrying relief supplies to earthquake victims in Nicaragua in 1972. All of 3,000 hits came with the Pirates from 1955-1972.

ORLANDO CEPEDA, IF, Ponce, 1999: A seven-time All Star, the Baby Bull was the 1958 National League Rookie of the Year and a unanimous NL MVP in 1967. Played for the Giants, Cardinals, Braves, A's, Red Sox and Royals from 1958-1974.

Notable active players:

NamePos.Current teamHometown
Roberto AlomarIF Mets Ponce
Sandy Alomar Jr. C White Sox Salinas
Carlos BaergaIFDiamondbacks San Juan
Carlos Beltran OF Royals Manati
Jose Cruz Jr. OF Giants Arroyo
Carlos Delgado IF Blue Jays Aguadilla
Juan Gonzalez OFRangers Vega Baja
Roberto HernandezRPBravesSanturce
Felipe LopezIFRedsBayamon
Javy Lopez CBravesPonce
Bengie Molina CAngelsRio Piedras
Jorge PosadaCYankeesSanturce
Ivan RodriguezCMarlinsVega Baja
Benito SantiagoCGiantsPonce
Ruben SierraDHRangersRio Piedras
Javier VazquezPExposPonce
Jose VidroIFExposMayaguez
Bernie WilliamsOFYankeesSan Juan




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