On Robert Clemente Day, the Tampa Bay Rays created MLB history by winning a significant series against the Toronto Blue Jays. The series is being concluded on Thursday.
Latin Americans once had trouble being admitted into the Majors. When Clemente was 38 years old, he tragically perished in an aircraft accident
while transporting supplies to those in need in Nicaragua following an earthquake. Clemente overturned that narrative and became the first successful Latin player.
The Rays' starting lineup is made up of players that were born all over the world, including Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Venezuela.
The Rays are now competing with Toronto and Seattle for the top Wild Card berth in the AL, where they are once again a contender. They are 79-63 as of Thursday and should easily make the postseason.
The majority of Tampa's top hitters are also Latino. Batting for Manuel Margot is. Harold Ramirez is slicing at 301. 318. Additionally, Yandy Diaz and Randy Arozarena are running strong campaigns.