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Celebration - Latin Accomplishments


Latin major leaguers continue to set records, win awards and earn championship rings. Their accomplishments thrill fans around the world and make their home countries proud.

Royals closer Joakim Soria became the all-time saves leader by a Mexican-born pitcher on April 25, 2010. Soria wore this jersey when he preserved a 4-3 victory over the Twins and posted his 94th career save, passing the old mark set by Aurelio López.

Shoes worn by Panamanian New York Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera during the 1999 World Series, when he recorded two of his record 23 consecutive post season saves to earn the Series MVP award
This ticket was for the June 28, 2009 game that ended when Yankees closer Mariano Rivera completed his 500th career save and became just the second player to reach that milestone.
Wearing this cap during the 2009 World Series, Mariano Rivera allowed no runs while finishing all four New York wins, dropping his career Series ERA to 0.99. His two saves extended his career World Series total to a record 11.



On September 17, 2011, Yankees closer Mariano Rivera busted this bat swung by Toronto's Brett Lawrie, whose grounder was the second out of the ninth inning. Rivera then closed out New York's 7-6 victory for his 601st save, tying Trevor Hoffman for most all-time.
Yankees closer Mariano Rivera wore this cap on July 16, 2013, during a perfect eighth inning to earn MVP honors in his final All-Star Game. In nine Midsummer Classic contests, Rivera held NL batters to a .185 batting average, posting a 0.00 ERA and a record four saves.

Giants shortstop Édgar Rentería used this bat to homer in Game Five of the 2010 World Series. The Colombian's blast plated all of San Francisco's runs in a 3-1 victory that clinched the championship and earned him the Series MVP award.

Xander Bogaerts, a Red Sox rookie third baseman in 2013, entered that year's postseason with just 18 big league games under his belt. Wearing these gloves, the native of Aruba recorded a .893 OPS (on-base plus slugging) mark during Boston's postseason run, second only to David Ortiz.