Boston, MA (July 9, 2017) – Rod Carew, Senior Vice President of Youth Baseball Network, will be honored with several other Latin baseball players prior to the 2017 MLB All-Star game.
Major League Baseball will celebrate the best Latin American-born baseball players prior to the 88th All-Star Game on Tuesday, 11 July, at Marlins Park in Miami. The honorees will include Hall of Famers from MLB and the Negro Leagues.
Carew, born in Panama and inducted in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1991, recently joined Youth Baseball Network as its Senior Vice President. Rod will head the Company’s Baseball Advisory Staff and assist with the promotion of youth baseball throughout the Americas.
In addition to Carew, other Hall of Fame MLB players who will be recognized include Roberto Alomar, Luis Aparicio, Orlando Cepeda, Juan Marichal, Pedro Martinez, Tony Perez and Ivan Rodriguez. The late Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente will be rep - resented by his wife and MLB Goodwill Ambassador Vera Clemente, and sons Roberto Jr., Luis and Roberto Enrique.
MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred stated, "With the rich ethnic diversity that exists in Miami, this All-Star Game provides a great opportunity to celebrate the significant contribution that Latin Americans have made to Major League Baseball. This group of Hall of Famers served as outstanding role models for MLB's current crop of Latino players, who are some of the game's brightest stars."
The ceremony will air on FOX and FOX Deportes as part of its pregame coverage starting at 7:30 p.m. ET.