By Priscilla Rodriguez | 09/18/2013 - 14:16
St. Louis Cardinals outfielder, Carlos Beltran, is just one of the eight Latinos up for the Roberto Clemente Award this year.
According to NBC Latino, the award is given annually to the MLB player who "demonstrates the values Clemente displayed in his commitment to community and understanding the value of helping others." One winner is selected out of the 30 nominees and announced during the World Series.
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 06/24/2013 - 14:57
It was a historic moment in the world of NASCAR this weekend. The association welcomed its first Latino driver - Puerto Rican Victor Gonzalez Jr. According to Fox News Latino, Gonzalez is the first Caribbean-born racer to drive a stock car in an official Sprint Cup race.
In honor of this historic NASCAR moment, we've rounded up 21 other notable Latino first moments in sports:
By Jesus Trivino | 04/12/2013 - 14:34
With 42, the Jackie Robinson biopic, out this Friday, we look back at 42 of our greatest athletes. If you think Latinos only dominated in baseball, boxing and
soccer futbol, you’ll be surprised. Click through our diverse mix of athletes and be inspired!
By Sugey Palomares | 02/14/2012 - 15:35
Lorraine Vélez, who has starred in several Broadway shows including Rent, is returning to the stage for DC-7, The Roberto Clemente Story. The Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre is premiering the hit Off-Broadway production today.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 11/23/2011 - 13:34
There are many goosebump, pride-instilling moments by Latinos in the history of the sport, but we restrained ourselves and picked a few favorites for you to look back on and enjoy as you watch your Thanksgiving Day football, belly full of turkey and ron. Enjoy!
By Adriana Rivera | 11/22/2011 - 13:45
For Puerto Rico native Modesto Lacen, portraying baseball legend Roberto Clemente in the new musical DC-7: The Roberto Clemente Story, now playing at Teatro SEA in New York City, was a role he'd been dreaming about for years. Lacen stopped by the Latina offices to share his insight on playing such an icon in contemporary Latino history.
By Adriana Rivera | 11/17/2011 - 18:15
Puerto Rican actress Lorraine Velez, who is best known for dazzling audiences as Mimi in Rent, stopped by Latina this week to tell us about her new play, DC-7: The Roberto Clemente Story.
By Dorkys Ramos | 12/08/2009 - 18:00
Basketball superstar Carmelo Anthony has turned his sights to another sport: baseball. But don’t fret, the Denver Nuggets small forward won’t be ditching the court anytime soon. Instead, he’s set to produce a biopic about the legendary Roberto Clemente, Major League Baseball’s first Hispanic star player.