Caribbean Baseball Hall of Fame

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The Pabellón de la Fama del Caribe (In English, the Caribbean Baseball Hall of Fame) was established in 1996[1] by Juan Francisco Puello Herrera, commissioner of the Confederación de Béisbol del Caribe (Caribbean Confederation of Professional Baseball).[2][3]

It honors the most prominent baseball players who have made significant achievements in the Caribbean Series, as well as efforts to honor people who have contributed to the development of Caribbean baseball.

In February each year, during the course of the Series, the winners are voted in by journalists, radio and television broadcasters, as well as baseball historians from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Venezuela and the Dominican Republic. Each nominee has to receive at least the minimum seventy-five percent of votes to secure his enshrinement in the Hall, just like it is for the Major Leagues.[3]

Since 2009, the prize is awarded to personalities born in the host country of the Series.[3]

List of inductees[edit]

1996[edit]

Name Country Position Series Highlights Refs
Willard Brown United States United States Outfielder 3 Most Valuable Player (1953) [3]
Rico Carty Dominican Republic Dominican Republic Outfielder 3 Most Valuable Player (1977) [3]
Héctor Espino Mexico Mexico Infielder 7 Most Valuable Player (1974, 1976) [3]
Camilo Pascual Cuba Cuba Pitcher 3 Tied for the most all-time wins (6) [3]

1998[edit]

Name Country Position Series Highlights Refs
Tony Armas Venezuela Venezuela Outfielder 9 Set all-time record in home runs (11) [3]
Manny Mota Dominican Republic Dominican Republic Outfielder 6 Most Valuable Player (1971) [3]
Tony Pérez Cuba Cuba Infielder 4 Most Valuable Player (1967) [3]
Héctor Rodríguez Cuba Cuba Infielder 4 Champion bat (1950) [3]

1999[edit]

Name Country Position Series Highlights Refs
Sandy Amorós Cuba Cuba Outfielder 4 Champion bat (1952) [3]
Pedro Borbón Dominican Republic Dominican Republic Pitcher 5 [3]
George Brunet United States United States Pitcher 5 [3]
Rubén Gómez Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Pitcher 7 Tied for the most all-time wins (6) [3]

2000[edit]

Name Country Position Series Highlights Refs
Luis García Venezuela Venezuela Infielder 8 Champion bat (1959); all-time leader in 2Bs, runs and games [3]
Héctor López Panama Panama Infielder 5 [3]
Orlando Peña Cuba Cuba Pitcher 4 [3]
Juan Pizarro Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Pitcher 5 All-time strikeouts leader (62) [3]

2001[edit]

Name Country Position Series Highlights Refs
José Bracho Venezuela Venezuela Pitcher 6 Tied for the most all-time wins (6) [3]
Wilmer Fields United States United States Outfielder 3 First grand slam in Series history (1949) [3]
Humberto Robinson Panama Panama Pitcher 6 [3]
Vicente Romo Mexico Mexico Pitcher 9 [3]

2002[edit]

Name Country Position Series Highlights Refs
Luis Arroyo Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Pitcher 4 [4]

2003[edit]

Name Country Position Series Highlights Refs
Pablo Morales Venezuela Venezuela Executive [5]
Rodrigo Otero Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Executive [5]
Oscar Prieto Venezuela Venezuela Executive [5]
Felo Ramírez Cuba Cuba Broadcaster [5]
José Santiago Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Pitcher 6 [5]

2004[edit]

Name Country Position Series Highlights Refs
George Bell Dominican Republic Dominican Republic Outfielder 2 [6]
Carmelo Martínez Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Outfielder 1 Most Valuable Player (1987) [6]
Luis Olmo Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Outfielder 4 Most Valuable Player (1951) [6]
Monchín Pichardo Dominican Republic Dominican Republic Executive [6]
Vic Power Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Infielder 8 [6]
Diego Seguí Cuba Cuba Pitcher 4 [6]

2005[edit]

Name Country Position Series Highlights Refs
Rod Carew Panama Panama Infielder 1 [7]
Horacio López Díaz Mexico Mexico Executive [7]
Willie Mays United States United States Outfielder 1 [7]
Minnie Miñoso Cuba Cuba Outfielder 2 [7]
Juan Navarrete Mexico Mexico Infielder 5 Champion bat (1995) [7]
Armando Rodríguez Cuba Cuba Umpire 16 [7]
Víctor Sáiz Mexico Mexico Umpire 17 [7]

2006[edit]

Name Country Position Series Highlights Refs
Dave Concepción Venezuela Venezuela Infielder 5 [8]
Celerino Sánchez Mexico Mexico Infielder 4 [8]
Pedro Formental Cuba Cuba Outfielder 3 [8]
Jerry White United States United States Outfielder 3 Champion bat (1979) [8]

2007[edit]

Name Country Position Series Highlights Refs
Nelson Barrera Mexico Mexico Infielder 5 [9]
Héctor Cruz Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Outfielder/Infielder 4 [9]
Edgar Martínez Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Infielder 3 [9]
Oswaldo Olivares Venezuela Venezuela Outfielder 4 [9]
Pedro Padrón Panza Venezuela Venezuela Executive [9]
Pedrín Zorrilla Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Executive [9]

2008[edit]

Name Country Position Series Highlights Refs
Ubaldo Heredia Venezuela Venezuela Pitcher 5 [10]
Winston Llenas Dominican Republic Dominican Republic Utility Player 3 [10]
Dickie Thon Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Infielder 4 [10]

2009[edit]

Name Country Position Series Highlights Refs
Eduardo Acosta Mexico Mexico Pitcher 3 [11]
Mercedes Esquer Mexico Mexico Pitcher 7 [11]

2010[edit]

Name Country Position Series Highlights Refs
Wilson Álvarez Venezuela Venezuela Pitcher 4 [12]
Oscar Azócar Venezuela Venezuela Outfielder 3 [12]

2011[edit]

Name Country Position Series Highlights Refs
Roberto Alomar Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Infielder 4 Most Valuable Player (1995) [13]
Carlos Baerga Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Infielder 7 [13]
Luis DeLeón Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Pitcher 12 All-time record for the most appearances [13]
Candy Maldonado Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Outfielder 3 [13]

2012[edit]

Name Country Position Series Highlights Refs
Joaquín Andújar Dominican Republic Dominican Republic Pitcher 3 [14]
Neifi Pérez Dominican Republic Dominican Republic Infielder 3 Most Valuable Player (1998, 1999) [14]

2013[edit]

Name Country Position Series Highlights Refs
Houston Jiménez Mexico Mexico Shortstop 4 [15]
Francisco Estrada Mexico Mexico Catcher/Manager 13 [15]
Arturo León Lerma Mexico Mexico Executive [15]
Ever Magallanes Mexico Mexico Shortstop 3 [15]
Fernando Valenzuela Mexico Mexico Pitcher 3 [15]
Renato Vega Mexico Mexico Executive [15]

2014[edit]

Name Country Position Series Highlights Refs
Jesús Alfaro Venezuela Venezuela Third baseman 4 [16]
Álvaro Espinoza Venezuela Venezuela Shortstop [16]
Carlos Quintana Venezuela Venezuela First baseman [16]

2015[edit]

Name Country Position Series Highlights Refs
Roberto Clemente Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Right fielder [17]
Juan González Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Right fielder [17]
Conrado Marrero Cuba Cuba Pitcher First Latin pitcher to threw a shutout (1954) [17]
Napoleón Reyes Cuba Cuba Manager Only manager to win consecutive titles (1957–1958) [17]
Héctor Villanueva Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Catcher Most Valuable Player (1993)
Three-time leader in RBI (1990; 1992–1993)
[16]
Bernie Williams Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Center fielder [16]

2016[edit]

Name Country Position Series Highlights Refs
Felipe Alou Dominican Republic Dominican Republic Manager 5 Won the Series title in 1990 [18]
Tony Peña Dominican Republic Dominican Republic Catcher 8 [18]
Luis Polonia Dominican Republic Dominican Republic Left fielder 14 All-time leader in games played, at-bats, hits and doubles [18]
Gerónimo Berroa Dominican Republic Dominican Republic Right fielder 6 Two-time MVP Award (1990–1991)
Two-time leader in RBI (1990, 1991)
[18]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Caribbean Baseball Hall of Fame. Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017-01-20.
  2. ^ The Caribbean Confederation of Professional Baseball (Caribbean Winter League Baseball) and CULTIVA Entertainment announce an exclusive long-term relationship
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w "ElUniversal.com – Salón de la Fama acrecenta prestigio del béisbol caribeño". (Spanish)
  4. ^ ElUniversal.com – Salón de la Fama recibe al boricua Tite Arroyo (Spanish)
  5. ^ a b c d e "TERRA.com – Felo Ramírez y Oscar Prieto al Salón de la Fama". (Spanish)
  6. ^ a b c d e f "ElUniversal.com – Olmo, Martínez, Seguí y Bell ingresan al Salón de la Fama". (Spanish)
  7. ^ a b c d e f g "ElUniversal.com – Elevan a Willie Mays y Rod Carew al Salón de la Fama del Caribe". (Spanish)
  8. ^ a b c d "ElUniversal.com – David Concepción exaltado al Salón de la Fama del Caribe". (Spanish)
  9. ^ a b c d e f "Tiburones de La Guaira official website – Padrón Panza nuevo miembro del Pabellón del Caribe". Archived from the original on 2016-02-05. Retrieved 2013-01-07. (Spanish)
  10. ^ a b c "MLB.com – Llenas, Thon y Heredia, nuevos inmortales del Caribe". (Spanish)
  11. ^ a b "MLB.com – Acosta y Esquer exaltados al Salón de la Fama de SC". (Spanish)
  12. ^ a b "ElUniversal.com – Oscar Azócar y Wilson Álvarez exaltados al Pabellón de la Fama del Caribe". (Spanish)
  13. ^ a b c d "MLB.com – Alomar inducted into Caribbean Series HOF".
  14. ^ a b "ESPN.com – Caribbean Series notes".
  15. ^ a b c d e f "El Universal – Valenzuela ingresa al Salon de la Fama del Caribe". (Spanish)
  16. ^ a b c d e "El Universal – Alfaro, Quintana y Espinoza al Salón de la Fama del Caribe". (Spanish)
  17. ^ a b c d "CBPC exaltará a seis personalidades al Pabellón de la Fama de las Series del Caribe". Archived from the original on 2015-04-02. Retrieved 2015-03-02. (Spanish)
  18. ^ a b c d "CBPC cuatro dominicanos estarán en el olimpo de las Series del Caribe". Archived from the original on 2016-12-20. Retrieved 2016-01-31. (Spanish)