Three Cubans have the opportunity to be enshrined in the Latino Baseball Hall of Fame.

Between the 26 finalists for the Latin Baseball Hall of Fame there are three Cubans who have the opportunity to be enshrined, the are Rafael Palmeiro, Liván Hernández and José Canseco.

The voting will take place between September 2nd to the 4th and of those 26 a mere five will make the final cut. The induction ceremony will take place at the end of the year in the Dominican Republic. Yours truly will be voting and has already submitted his, which will be revealed at the end of this article.

Rafael Palmeiro is probably the most complete hitter to come out of the largest of the Antilles. In 20 big league seasons he slashed .288/.371/.515/.885 with 3020 hits, 569 longballs, 585 doubles and 1835 RBIs. The native of Havana also posted an OPS+ of 132 for his career.

Canseco was one of the prolific homerun hitters for Cubans. During his 17 campaigns in MLB he went yard 462 times and was selected to six All-Star Games. The outfielder was also the charter member of the 40/40 club (40 homeruns/ 40 stolen bases).

In Hernández’s case the crafty righty won 178 games during his time in the big show and was a two-time All-Star. The younger brother of Orlando “El Duque” Hernández was the 1997 NLCS and World Series MVP. The hurler also struck out 1,900 batters in his career.


Dominican Republic:

Abrían Beltré 3B

David Ortiz DH-1B

Manny Ramirez OF

Edwin Encarnación OF-IF

Francisco Cordero RHP

José Reyes IF

Julio Franco IF

Alfonso Soriano IF

Miguel Tejada IF


Francisco Rodríguez RHP

Félix Hernández RHP

Bobby Abreu OF

Johan Santana LHP

Magglio Ordóñez OF

Puerto Rico:

Javy López C

Carlos Beltrán OF

Sandy Alomar Jr. C

Rubén Sierra OF

Carlos Baerga IF


Liván Hernández RHP

Rafael Palmeiro DH-1B

José Canseco OF

Here are my votes:

David Ortiz DH-1B

Adrián Beltre 3B

Alfonso Soriano IF-OF

Carlos Beltran OF

Rafael Palmeiro DH-1B

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