Monday, June 13, 2011

Hiram Bithorn created a path for Puerto Ricans to enter major league baseball

As thousands of Puerto Ricans rejoiced in New York City this weekend for the annual Puerto Rican Day Parade, many flocked to stadiums across the country to watch major league baseball. The Commonwealth which has produced such greats as Hall of Famers Roberto Clemente, Orlando Cepeda and Roberto Alomar, should offer a tip of the cap to a pioneer that opened the door so these talented names could follow.

Five years before Jackie Robinson, Hiram Bithorn blazed new pathways in major league baseball. Click here to read more about Bithorn and his tragically short career.


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