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Mexico has Latin America's most complex baseball history. Cuba and the U.S. separately introduced the sport to different parts of the country during the 19th century, obscuring the game's origins there. Moreover, despite baseball's head start, soccer rules much of Mexico, to the delight of the country's fútbol fans.

If its history is complicated, Mexico's passion for baseball has never wavered. In the 1920s, it fueled the creation of the Mexican League, a historic circuit that has lasted longer than any other in the Caribbean. Today, that enthusiasm also supports the wintertime Mexican Pacific League, giving fans access to top-flight baseball year-round.

Early major league star:
Roberto "Bobby" Ávila
(debuted 1949)

Hall of Fame: None to date

Leading Rivalries:
Monterrey vs. Saltillo (summer) Culiacan vs. Mazatlan (winter)




Mexico




Statistics
Mexicans in the Major Leagues by Decade

1920s1930s1940s1950s1960s1970s1980s1990s2000s
Active players 0 2 3 10 8 23 24 38 46
Games played 0 821 204 1,482 1,498 5,897 4,077 4,310 7,981
All-Star assignments * 0 0 3 0 2 9 2 3
Pitching wins 0 0 41 7 21 172 327 349 519
Home Runs 0 15 0 82 19 242 94 275 363

* The All-Star Game began in 1933