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Making the Majors - Integration


The New York Giants fielded the first Dominican-born major leaguer, Ozzie Virgil, in 1956. From their first season in San Francisco, 1958, through the 1960s, the Giants featured from four to seven Latin players each year.

Glove and cap belonging to Juan Marichal, "The Dominican Dandy," who won more games in the 1960s than any other pitcher (191)

Three Alou brothers started their careers with the Giants: Jesús, the youngest brother; Matty, who won the 1966 National League batting title after a trade to Pittsburgh; and Felipe, the first Dominican All-Star in 1962.

Bat used by Orlando Cepeda, doubles leader and unanimous National League Rookie of the Year Award winner in 1958, National League leader in homers and RBI in 1961 and unanimous National League Most Valuable Player in 1967

Orlando Cepeda swung this bat on April 29, 1961, when the Puerto Rican slugger hit the second of his league-leading 46 home runs for the season. He also led the NL in RBI with 142.