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Photo Gallery: Latinos in Baseball

Players in major league history

  • Fernando Valenzuela (b. 1960)

    In the spring of 1982, a 20-year-old Mexican pitcher named Fernando Valenzuela riveted Los Angeles Dodgers fans with his 7-0 record as a starting pitcher, giving up only two runs. As attendance grew at the stadiums to watch the new phenom, Dodgers catcher Mike Sciosca took a cue from the crowds and Valenzuela: He began to learn Spanish. — Photo by: Neal Preston/Corbis

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