Fans around the baseball world celebrate today's Latin stars as they prove that they are among the best in the game. Along with the growing number of great players born and raised in the Caribbean, many others trace their family and baseball roots to Latin America.

Now part of baseball's mainstream on the field, Latin players contribute to the game's future by serving as role models and promoters of their sport to youngsters everywhere. Off the field, Latinos are rising to new heights in baseball's front offices.