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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