Baseball History

Who was the first Latino in the national league?


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That was Chick Pedroes (Havana, Cuba) who played two games for the 1902 Chicago Orphans (now Cubs). The first Latin American player in the modern era of MLB was Luis Castro who played with the Philadelphia Athletics in 1902. Castro was born in Medellin, Columbia. Estaban Bellan from Cuba played for the Troy Haymakers of the National Association in 1871. The National Association was the predecessor of the National League.