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Luis Castro

Luis Manuel Castro was the first Colombian to play professional baseball in the United States since Cuban player Esteban Bellan in 1871. Likewise, Castro was the first Latin American ballplayer to play in Major League Baseball. According to the MacMillan Baseball Encyclopedia, "the first Latin American to enter the big leagues was Luis Castro, an infielder who played 42 games with the Philadelphia Athletics in the 1902 season." - 100 Years & Counting: The Latino Baseball Legacy. He was born in Medellin, Colombia.

A second baseman and right-handed batter, Castro played his one and only season with the 1902 ...

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