Caribbean Baseball Hall of Fame

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This article is about the Caribbean professional baseball hall of fame. For baseball hall of fame organizations in other countries, see Baseball Hall of Fame (disambiguation).

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

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.[2]

Since 2009, the prize is awarded to personalities born in the host country of the Series.[2]

List of inductees[edit]

1996[edit]

Name Country Position Series Highlights Refs
Willard Brown United States Outfielder 3 Most Valuable Player (1953) [2]
Rico Carty Dominican Republic Outfielder 3 Most Valuable Player (1977) [2]
Héctor Espino Mexico Infielder 7 Most Valuable Player (1974, 1976) [2]
Camilo Pascual Cuba Pitcher 3 Tied for the most all-time wins (6) [2]

1998[edit]

Name Country Position Series Highlights Refs
Tony Armas Venezuela Outfielder 9 Set all-time record in home runs (11) [2]
Manny Mota Dominican Republic Outfielder 6 Most Valuable Player (1971) [2]
Tony Pérez Cuba Infielder 4 Most Valuable Player (1967) [2]
Héctor Rodríguez Cuba Infielder 4 Champion bat (1950) [2]

1999[edit]

Name Country Position Series Highlights Refs
Sandy Amorós Cuba Outfielder 4 Champion bat (1952) [2]
Pedro Borbón Dominican Republic Pitcher 5 [2]
George Brunet United States Pitcher 5 [2]
Rubén Gómez Puerto Rico Pitcher 7 Tied for the most all-time wins (6) [2]

2000[edit]

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

2001[edit]

Name Country Position Series Highlights Refs
José Bracho Venezuela Pitcher 6 Tied for the most all-time wins (6) [2]
Wilmer Fields United States Outfielder 3 First grand slam in Series history (1949) [2]
Humberto Robinson Panama Pitcher 6 [2]
Vicente Romo Mexico Pitcher 9 [2]

2002[edit]

Name Country Position Series Highlights Refs
Luis Arroyo Puerto Rico Pitcher 4 [3]

2003[edit]

Name Country Position Series Highlights Refs
Pablo Morales Venezuela Executive [4]
Rodrigo Otero Puerto Rico Executive [4]
Oscar Prieto Venezuela Executive [4]
Felo Ramírez Cuba Broadcaster [4]
José Santiago Puerto Rico Pitcher 6 [4]

2004[edit]

Name Country Position Series Highlights Refs
George Bell Dominican Republic Outfielder 2 [5]
Carmelo Martínez Puerto Rico Outfielder 1 Most Valuable Player (1987) [5]
Luis Olmo Puerto Rico Outfielder 4 Most Valuable Player (1951) [5]
Monchín Pichardo Dominican Republic Executive [5]
Vic Power Puerto Rico Infielder 8 [5]
Diego Seguí Cuba Pitcher 4 [5]

2005[edit]

Name Country Position Series Highlights Refs
Rod Carew Panama Infielder 1 [6]
Horacio López Díaz Mexico Executive [6]
Willie Mays United States Outfielder 1 [6]
Minnie Miñoso Cuba Outfielder 2 [6]
Juan Navarrete Mexico Infielder 5 Champion bat (1995) [6]
Armando Rodríguez Cuba Umpire 16 [6]
Víctor Sáiz Mexico Umpire 17 [6]

2006[edit]

Name Country Position Series Highlights Refs
Dave Concepción Venezuela Infielder 5 [7]
Celerino Sánchez Mexico Infielder 4 [7]
Pedro Formental Cuba Outfielder 3 [7]
Jerry White United States Outfielder 3 Champion bat (1979) [7]

2007[edit]

Name Country Position Series Highlights Refs
Nelson Barrera Mexico Infielder 5 [8]
Héctor Cruz Puerto Rico Outfielder/Infielder 4 [8]
Edgar Martínez Puerto Rico Infielder 3 [8]
Oswaldo Olivares Venezuela Outfielder 4 [8]
Pedro Padrón Panza Venezuela Executive [8]
Pedrín Zorrilla Puerto Rico Executive [8]

2008[edit]

Name Country Position Series Highlights Refs
Ubaldo Heredia Venezuela Pitcher 5 [9]
Winston Llenas Dominican Republic Infielder/Outfielder 3 [9]
Dickie Thon Puerto Rico Infielder 4 [9]

2009[edit]

Name Country Position Series Highlights Refs
Eduardo Acosta Mexico Pitcher 3 [10]
Mercedes Esquer Mexico Pitcher 7 [10]

2010[edit]

Name Country Position Series Highlights Refs
Wilson Álvarez Venezuela Pitcher 4 [11]
Oscar Azócar Venezuela Outfielder 3 [11]

2011[edit]

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

2012[edit]

Name Country Position Series Highlights Refs
Joaquín Andújar Dominican Republic Pitcher 3 [13]
Neifi Pérez Dominican Republic Infielder 3 Most Valuable Player (1998, 1999) [13]

2013[edit]

Name Country Position Series Highlights Refs
Houston Jiménez Mexico Shortstop [14]
Arturo León Lerma Mexico Executive [14]
Ever Magallanes Mexico Shortstop [14]
Fernando Valenzuela Mexico Pitcher [14]
Renato Vega Mexico Executive [14]

2014[edit]

Name Country Position Series Highlights Refs
Jesús Alfaro Venezuela Third baseman [15]
Álvaro Espinoza Venezuela Shortstop [15]
Carlos Quintana Venezuela First baseman [15]

2015[edit]

Name Country Position Series Highlights Refs
Roberto Clemente Puerto Rico Right fielder [16]
Juan González Puerto Rico Right fielder [16]
Conrado Marrero Cuba Pitcher First Latin pitcher to threw a shutout (1954) [16]
Napoleón Reyes Cuba Manager Only manager to win consecutive titles (1957–1958) [16]
Héctor Villanueva Puerto Rico Catcher Most Valuable Player (1993)
Three-time leader in RBI
(1990; 1992–1993)
[15]
Bernie Williams Puerto Rico Center fielder [15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Caribbean Confederation of Professional Baseball (Caribbean Winter League Baseball) and CULTIVA Entertainment announce an exclusive long-term relationship
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ ElUniversal.com – Salón de la Fama recibe al boricua Tite Arroyo (Spanish)
  4. ^ a b c d e "TERRA.com – Felo Ramírez y Oscar Prieto al Salón de la Fama".  (Spanish)
  5. ^ a b c d e f "ElUniversal.com – Olmo, Martínez, Seguí y Bell ingresan al Salón de la Fama".  (Spanish)
  6. ^ a b c d e f g "ElUniversal.com – Elevan a Willie Mays y Rod Carew al Salón de la Fama del Caribe".  (Spanish)
  7. ^ a b c d "ElUniversal.com – David Concepción exaltado al Salón de la Fama del Caribe".  (Spanish)
  8. ^ a b c d e f "Tiburones de La Guaira official website – Padrón Panza nuevo miembro del Pabellón del Caribe".  (Spanish)
  9. ^ a b c "MLB.com – Llenas, Thon y Heredia, nuevos inmortales del Caribe".  (Spanish)
  10. ^ a b "MLB.com – Acosta y Esquer exaltados al Salón de la Fama de SC".  (Spanish)
  11. ^ a b "ElUniversal.com – Oscar Azócar y Wilson Álvarez exaltados al Pabellón de la Fama del Caribe".  (Spanish)
  12. ^ a b c d "MLB.com – Alomar inducted into Caribbean Series HOF". 
  13. ^ a b "ESPN.com – Caribbean Series notes". 
  14. ^ a b c d e "MLB.com – Valenzuela to be inducted into Caribbean Hall of Fame". 
  15. ^ a b c d e "El Universal – Alfaro, Quintana y Espinoza al Salón de la Fama del Caribe".  (Spanish)
  16. ^ a b c d "CBPC exaltará a seis personalidades al Pabellón de la Fama de las Series del Caribe".  (Spanish)