Dodgers' Jarrin, O'Malley and Angels' Carew make Latino Hall
The Latino Baseball Hall of Fame will induct its first class later this month at Casa de Campo, home of the Dodgers' training academy in the Dominican Republic. And among the 25 players, broadcasters and officials to be enshrined are Dodgers Spanish-language broadcaster Jaime Jarrin -- already enshrined in Cooperstown -- and former Dodgers owner Peter O'Malley.
O'Malley will enter the Hall as the recipient of the Tom Lasorda Award, recognizing an outstanding non-Latino personality. Former Angel Rod Carew, who was born in Panama, will be among the player inductees.
The rest of the Hall's first class are:
Roberto Clemente (Puerto Rico); Juan Marichal (Dominican Republic); Luis Aparicio (Venezuela); Orlando Cepeda (Puerto Rico); Tony Perez (Cuba); Martin Dihigo (Cuba); Jose de la Caridad Mendez (Cuba); Cristobal Torriente (Cuba); Alejandro Pompez (Cuba); Eloy "Buck" Canel (Argentina); Felo Ramirez (Cuba); Pancho Coimbre (Puerto Rico); Belo Avila (Mexico); Chico Carrasquel (Venezuela); Tetelo Vargas (Dominican Republic); Minnie Minoso (Cuba); Bobby Maduro (Cuba); Roberto Alomar (Puerto Rico); Davey Concepcion (Venezuela); Felipe Alou (Dominican Republic); Camilo Pascual (Cuba); Hector Espino (Mexico).
-- Kevin Baxter