Early Latino Ballplayers in the United States: Major, Minor and Negro Leagues, 1901-1949


On the average major league roster, Hispanic or Latin-born players today account for at least 25 percent of the team. In 1900 there were none; in 1911 the number had crept to two; and after World War II when American GI's returned to the playing fields, there was, for a brief time, only one Latino in the major leagues.

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