Author: Albert

First Boricuas

Rober­to Clemente: First Boricua vot­ed into the Base­ball Hall of Fame. Joseph Michael Aca­ba First Boricua astro­naut to fly into space on shut­tle flight to Inter­na­tion­al Space Sta­tion. Jose Fer­rer First Boricua to win both an “Oscar” and a “Tony” award Jose (Chequi) Tor­res First Boricua to win the Light heavy­weight cham­pi­onship Title . Sonia Sotomay­or: First Boricua Nom­i­nat­ed to serve as Supreme Court...

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2009 World Baseball Classic

We are get­ting close to the start of this series on March 5 — 23 and that includes the finals.   You can go to  World Base­ball Clas­sic to see the sched­uled games.  These games include some of the biggest  MLB stars in the game today.  If you like base­ball you will not want to miss these games. Good luck to the Puer­to Rican...

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Sports

Boricuas in sports have had a major growth over the past sev­er­al decades. This growth spans across the var­i­ous sports i.e. base­ball, soc­cer, and box­ing, but there has not been such a big growth and influ­ence to any sport as that which base­ball has had. The pres­ence of Lati­nos (Boricuas ) in base­ball has grown into all lev­els of the sport from play­ers to Coach­es, Man­agers and even to Gen­er­al Man­agers. I will be writ­ing about the sport stars of the past and present which have made a major con­tri­bu­tions and sac­ri­fice to their sport. ROBERTO CLEMENTE Rober­to Clemente left his mark on base­ball with a style of play rarely seen in mod­ern base­ball.  Clemente came to a club that had suf­fered through three straight 100-loss sea­sons.  He was not an imme­di­ate super­star, although his bril­liant field­ing abil­i­ty and rifle arm were appar­ent from the begin­ning.  He would even­tu­al­ly earn 12 Gold Gloves as a right field­er and set a ML record by lead­ing the NL in assists five times.  In 1960 Rober­to Clemente began a streak of eight con­sec­u­tive sea­sons in which he bat­ted no less than .312.  He made the first of his 14 All-Star appear­ances in the two 1960 games.  That year, He hit safe­ly in every game of the World Series against the Yan­kees, bat­ting .310.  In Game  Sev­en,  he kept an eighth-inning ral­ly alive...

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Lost a Great Champion

On Mon­day in Ponce, Puer­to Rico we lost a great cham­pi­on. Jose (Chegui) Tor­res a box­ing great died of a heart attack.  Not only the box­ing world, but the whole Boricua com­mu­ni­ty lost a great man.  He will sure­ly be missed by...

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