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And What About Panama ...
and Nicaragua, Colombia and Curaçao? Certainly, the love of baseball in the Caribbean extends beyond the places highlighted in this exhibition. Players from other Latin nations have made their mark on the pro game as regulars, All-Stars and Hall of Famers. While baseball is popular there, its history in those nations has often been shorter or intermittent, with leagues rising and falling as local economies thrive or decline. Nevertheless, powerful role models like Rod Carew, Dennis Martínez, Édgar Rentería and Andruw Jones continue to inspire new generations of ballplayers in their native countries.

Colombia - Major league star:
Édgar Rentería
(debuted 1996)
Colombia Statistics
Colombians in the Major Leagues by Decade

1920s1930s1940s1950s1960s1970s1980s1990s2000s
Active players 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 5
Games played 0 0 0 0 0 143 356 778 3,304
All-Star assignments * 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
Pitching wins 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Home Runs 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 34 216

* The All-Star Game began in 1933


Nicaragua - Major league star:
Dennis Martínez
(debuted 1976)
Nicaragua Statistics
Nicaraguans in the Major Leagues by Decade

1920s1930s1940s1950s1960s1970s1980s1990s2000s
Active players 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 3 4
Games played 0 0 0 0 0 130 977 773 705
All-Star assignments * 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
Pitching wins 0 0 0 0 0 46 149 92 90
Home Runs 0 0 0 0 0 0 31 26 28

* The All-Star Game began in 1933


Panama - Hall of Fame:
Rod Carew
(debuted 1967)
Panama Statistics
Panamanians in the Major Leagues by Decade

1920s1930s1940s1950s1960s1970s1980s1990s2000s
Active players 0 0 0 5 15 14 7 19 18
Games played 0 0 0 784 3,256 6,211 3,203 3,035 5,268
All-Star assignments * 0 0 0 3 13 8 4 10
Pitching wins 0 0 0 8 0 7 54 78 114
Home Runs 0 0 0 83 172 332 176 220 434

* The All-Star Game began in 1933


Curaçao - Major league star:
Andruw Jones
(debuted 1996)