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The Latino Legends Team was an all-time, all-star baseball team selected in 2005 to honor the history of Latin American players in Major League Baseball. The players were slected by fan voting; ballots were available both online at MLB.com and at Chevrolet dealerships, and over 1.6 million total votes were cast. The team was announced at a ceremony prior to Game Four of the 2005 World Series.

[edit] Team Selection

Position Player Country
Catcher Iván Rodríguez Flag of Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
First Baseman Albert Pujols Flag of Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
Second Baseman Rod Carew Flag of Panama Panama
Third Baseman Edgar Martínez Flag of Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
Shortstop Alex Rodríguez Flag of Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
Outfielder Roberto Clemente Flag of Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
Outfielder Manny Ramírez Flag of Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
Outfielder Vladimir Guerrero Flag of Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
Starting Pitcher Pedro Martínez Flag of Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
Starting Pitcher Juan Marichal Flag of Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
Starting Pitcher Fernando Valenzuela Flag of Mexico Mexico
Relief Pitcher Mariano Rivera Flag of Panama Panama

Among the notable exclusions from the team were Hall of Fame shortstop Luis Aparicio of Venezuela, firstbasemen Orlando Cepeda (Puerto Rico) and Tony Perez (Cuba). Cuban Negro League star Martin Dihigo was not selected as well. Sluggers Sammy Sosa of the Dominican Republic), and Rafael Palmeiro and Jose Canseco, both from Cuba were also not selected possibly due to their involvement in the steroid scandals of the time.

[edit] Ballot with Vote Totals

Position Rank Player Country Votes
Catcher 1 Iván Rodríguez Flag of Puerto Rico Puerto Rico 80,167
2 Tony Peña Flag of Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 25,164
3 Javy López Flag of Puerto Rico Puerto Rico 12,435
4 Benito Santiago Flag of Puerto Rico Puerto Rico 11,432
5 Manny Sanguillen Flag of Panama Panama 10,885
First Baseman 1 Albert Pujols Flag of Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 64,952
2 Orlando Cepeda Flag of Puerto Rico Puerto Rico 28,672
3 Tony Pérez Flag of Cuba Cuba 17,986
4 Andrés Galarraga Flag of Venezuela Venezuela 15,654
5 Rafael Palmeiro Flag of Cuba Cuba 13,247
Second Baseman 1 Rod Carew Flag of Panama Panama 69,868
2 Roberto Alomar Flag of Puerto Rico Puerto Rico 37,545
3 Alfonso Soriano Flag of Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 25,753
4 José Vidro Flag of Puerto Rico Puerto Rico 3,761
5 Juan Samuel Flag of Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 2,998
Third Baseman 1 Edgar Martínez Flag of Puerto Rico Puerto Rico 57,550
2 Bobby Bonilla Flag of Puerto Rico Puerto Rico 24,068
3 Vinny Castilla Flag of Mexico Mexico 23,577
4 Adrián Beltre Flag of Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 20,468
5 Edgardo Alfonzo Flag of Venezuela Venezuela 13,011
Shortstop 1 Alex Rodríguez Flag of Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 70,890
2 Luis Aparicio Flag of Venezuela Venezuela 24,951
3 Miguel Tejada Flag of Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 23,369
4 Dave Concepcíon Flag of Venezuela Venezuela 16,470
5 Omar Vizquel Flag of Venezuela Venezuela 6,308
Outfielder 1 Roberto Clemente Flag of Puerto Rico Puerto Rico 100,955
2 Manny Ramírez Flag of Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 66,830
3 Vladimir Guerrero Flag of Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 62,895
4 Sammy Sosa Flag of Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 39,344
5 Bernie Williams Flag of Puerto Rico Puerto Rico 23,842
6 Tony Oliva Flag of Cuba Cuba 20,722
7 Carlos Beltrán Flag of Puerto Rico Puerto Rico 20,646
8 Felipe Alou Flag of Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 17,207
9 Moises Alou Flag of Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 14,774
10 Minnie Minoso Flag of Cuba Cuba 13,863
11 José Cruz Sr. Flag of Puerto Rico Puerto Rico 9,048
12 Juan González Flag of Puerto Rico Puerto Rico 8,184
13 Rico Carty Flag of Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 5,452
14 Luis González Flag of Cuba Cuba 5,175
15 George Bell Flag of Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 4,786
Starting Pitcher 1 Pedro Martínez Flag of Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 93,118
2 Juan Marichal Flag of Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 68,199
3 Fernando Valenzuela Flag of Mexico Mexico 49,616
4 Luís Tiant Flag of Cuba Cuba 36,610
5 Johan Santana Flag of Venezuela Venezuela 32,952
6 Bartolo Colón Flag of Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 22,226
7 Lefty Gómez Flag of Mexico Mexico 22,016
8 Dennis Martínez Flag of Nicaragua Nicaragua 18,168
9 Livan Hernandez Flag of Cuba Cuba 11,264
10 Joaquín Andujar Flag of Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 9,127
11 Mike Cuellar Flag of Cuba Cuba 7,845
12 José Rijo Flag of Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 6,347
13 Camilo Pascual Flag of Cuba Cuba 5,757
14 Martín Dihigo Flag of Cuba Cuba 4,393
15 Dolf Luque Flag of Cuba Cuba 2,066
Relief Pitcher 1 Mariano Rivera Flag of Panama Panama 107,710
2 José Mesa Flag of Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 9,389
3 Roberto Hernández Flag of Puerto Rico Puerto Rico 8,230
4 Willie Hernández Flag of Puerto Rico Puerto Rico 8,127
5 Armando Benítez Flag of Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 7,431

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