Mexico has been home to professional baseball since 1925, thanks to the presence of the Mexican League. Additionally, several other leagues have existed in Mexico, including the winter-season Mexican Pacific League and some low minor leagues.
The first Mexican player to appear in the majors was Mel Almada, who made his major-league debut in 1933. After that a steady stream of players has come from Mexico, including MLB stars like Bobby Avila, Fernando Valenzuela, Vinny Castilla and Teddy Higuera.
Major league games have been played in the country twice, in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, which hosted a three-game series between the San Diego Padres and New York Mets on August 16-18, 1996, and a single game between the Colorado Rockies and the Padres on April 4, 1999.
- Brian McTaggart: "MLB sees opportunity for growth in Mexico", mlb.com, March 26, 2016.