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From BR Bullpen
Puerto Rico is a commonwealth of the United States located in the Caribbean, east of the Dominican Republic.
Although many players from Puerto Rico have played in the U.S. major leagues, there were also many in the early days who stayed in Puerto Rico. One legendary Puerto Rican player was Pedro Cepeda, the father of Orlando Cepeda.
Travel went the other way, too, with some famous U.S. players spending some time in Puerto Rico. Josh Gibson is one example.
 Further Reading
- Thomas Boswell: "A Country for Old Pitchers", in How Life Imitates the World Series, Penguin Books, New York, NY, 1982, pp. 33-43.
- Edgardo Rodríguez Juliá: Peloteros, Editorial de la Universidad de Puerto Rico, San Juan, 1996. ISBN 978-0847702923