HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH
Throughout Hispanic Heritage Month, the Major League Baseball Players Association will be honoring baseball’s Hispanic contributions. Over 2,000 Players of Hispanic descent have appeared on big-league rosters through Major League Baseball history. Today, they make up nearly 25% of the league's talent -- a number that continues to rise each season. The impact Hispanic major league Players have had on their teams and the way the game is played is immense. The influx of Hispanic talent in Major League Baseball has improved the quality, style and culture of our game.
In recognition of the growing presence of Hispanic Heritage in the baseball community, the MLBPA teamed up with Latino-focused media company Our Esquina to spotlight nine Players using graphics, videos and written features to tell the story of each Player’s journey to the majors and the pride these players take in the places they call home. Along with the nine current Players featured, the late Roberto Clemente and his lasting impact on the game will be recognized on Sept. 15, Roberto Clemente Day.
Players with Latin American roots have contributed greatly to the game and continue to play a vital role in shaping the way baseball is enjoyed around the world.