Santo Domingo, D.R (Vocus) May 14, 2010
In December 2009 it was announced 2010 would see the birth of the first Latino Baseball Hall of Fame located in the Dominican Republic (DR). On May 29th the first Induction Ceremony will be celebrated at the Altos de Chavon amphitheatre in Casa de Campo, as it was announced at a historic press conference a couple of weeks ago in the DR, unveiling the names of the first inductees.
The 25 inaugural inductees – will be honored at the first annual Induction Ceremony May 29, 2010 within the majestic 5,000 seat Grecian amphitheatre of the Altos de Chavón village:
Cooperstown historic (established) Latino Inductees:
Roberto Clemente, Puerto Rico
Juan Marichal, Dom. Rep.
Luis Aparicio, Venezuela
Rod Carew, Panamá
Orlando Cepeda, Puerto Rico
Atanasio “Tony” Pérez, Cuba
Martín Dihigo, Cuba
Jose de la Caridad Méndez, Cuba
Cristóbal Torriente, Cuba
Alejandro Pompez, Cuba
Eloy “Buck” Canel, Argentina
Jaime Jarrin, Ecuador
Rafael (Felo) Ramirez, Cuba
Veterans Committee. Actives before 1959:
Pancho Coimbre, Puerto Rico
Beto Ávila, México
Alfonso Carrasquel, Venezuela
Tetelo Vargas, Dom. Rep.
Orestes Miñoso, Cuba
Bobby Maduro, Cuba –
Special Award for Outstanding Latino Baseball Personality (Non Player).
Permanent Induction Committee. Actives after 1959 (contemporaries):
Roberto Alomar, Puerto Rico
David Concepción, Venezuela
Felipe Alou, Dom. Rep.
Camilo Pascual, Cuba
Hector Espino, Mexico
Peter O’Malley, Special “Tom Lasorda Award” for an outstanding non-Latino personality.
This new international Hall of Fame has been structured to induct and honor, like Cooperstown, the outstanding Latino baseball stars and personalities.
The Latino Hall of Fame will incorporate a wide array of baseball legends like Tom Lasorda, Rafael Avila, legendary scout of Latino players; and the Founder & Vice Chairman, Caribbean Baseball Confederation Commissioner Dr. Juan Puello, and many others well recognized in international baseball circles. The Latino Baseball Hall of Fame Founder & Honorary Chairman is Mr. Alfonso Fanjul, head of the reputed worldwide sugar Fanjul Group and Mr. Roberto A Weill, well-known Cuban international entrepreneur, as its Founder & President.
The above elected nominees will receive induction during the week of May 23 – 30, 2010, which will be filled with baseball events such as tours to Major Leagues Training Camps (there are 30 within 60 minutes of the resort); baseball clinics; golf and other sports invitational tournaments at Casa de Campo resort. For more information visit LBHOF website: http://www.salondelafamadelbeisbollatino.com.
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