Major League Baseball’s Top 20 Latinos by Country

Posted: 24th September 2009 by Tony Menendez in MLB
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For Latinos living in the United States, party time continues. Last week, the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month began. It's the period to recognize the contributions of Hispanics to the United States and to celebrate Hispanic heritage and culture. The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon B. Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on Sept. 15 and ending on Oct. 15.   Every year Hispanic Heritage Month begins on Sept. 15, the anniversary of independence for five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico declared its independence on Sept. 16 and Chile on Sept. 18.   As a very proud Latino in this country, I have to acknow ...

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