Caribbean Baseball Hall of Fame

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 inducteesEdit

1996Edit

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]

1998Edit

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]

1999Edit

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]

2000Edit

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]

2001Edit

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]

2002Edit

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

2003Edit

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]

2004Edit

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]

2005Edit

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]

2006Edit

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]

2007Edit

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]

2008Edit

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

2009Edit

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

2010Edit

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

2011Edit

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]

2012Edit

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]

2013Edit

Name Country Position Series Highlights Refs
Houston Jiménez   Mexico Shortstop 4 [14]
Francisco Estrada   Mexico Catcher/Manager 13 [14]
Arturo León Lerma   Mexico Executive [14]
Ever Magallanes   Mexico Shortstop 3 [14]
Fernando Valenzuela   Mexico Pitcher 3 [14]
Renato Vega   Mexico Executive [14]

2014Edit

Name Country Position Series Highlights Refs
Jesús Alfaro   Venezuela Third baseman 4 [15]
Álvaro Espinoza   Venezuela Shortstop [15]
Carlos Quintana   Venezuela First baseman [15]

2015Edit

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]

2016Edit

Name Country Position Series Highlights Refs
Felipe Alou   Dominican Republic Manager 5 Won the Series title in 1990 [17]
Tony Peña   Dominican Republic Catcher 8 [17]
Luis Polonia   Dominican Republic Left fielder 14 All-time leader in games played, at-bats, hits and doubles [17]
Gerónimo Berroa   Dominican Republic Right fielder 6 Two-time MVP Award (1990–1991)
Two-time leader in RBI (1990, 1991)
[17]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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". Archived from the original on 2016-02-05. Retrieved 2013-01-07. (Spanish)
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  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 f "El Universal – Valenzuela ingresa al Salon de la Fama del Caribe". (Spanish)
  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". Archived from the original on 2015-04-02. Retrieved 2015-03-02. (Spanish)
  17. ^ 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)