The Top Latinos in MLB's League Championship Series

Tony MenendezCorrespondent IOctober 14, 2009

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 11: Jorge Posada #20 of the New York Yankees bats against the Minnesota Twins in Game Three of the ALDS during the 2009 MLB Playoffs at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on October 11, 2009 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Genevieve Ross/Getty Images)

Bobby Abreu, Vladimir Guerrero, and Kendry Morales were the heroes in the Los Angeles Angels' defeat of the Boston Red Sox.

 

Alex Rodriguez, Jorge Posada, and Robinson Cano were among the hottest Yankee bats in the three-game sweep of the Minnesota Twins.

 

Rafael Furcal was one of the Dodgers' best hitters against the St. Louis Cardinals, and both Carlos Ruiz and Pedro Feliz were key players for the Phillies against the Colorado Rockies.

 

All above mentioned were Latinos that gave their best in the League Divisional Series, and fans from each team hope they do better in route to the ultimate goal: the World Series.

 

Through history, most seasons see a Latino player excel in a single moment or throughout a whole series.

 

This is my list of the 15 most distinguished Latino players in League Championship Series action:  

 

Manny Trillo, Philadelphia, 1980, .381, 0 HR, 4 RBI

Roberto Alomar, Toronto, 1992, .423, 2HR, 4 RBI

Javier López, Atlanta,1996, .542, 2 HR, 6 RBI

Bernie Williams, NY Yankees,1996,.474, 2 HR, 6 RBI

Livan Hernández, Florida,1997, 2 W, 0.84 ERA, 16 SO

Bernie Williams, NY Yankees, 1998, .381, 0 HR, 5 RBI

Orlando Hernández, NY Yankees,1999, 15.0 IP, 1 W, 13 SO

Eduardo Pérez, Atlanta,1999, .500, 2 HR, 5 RBI

Benito Santiago, San Francisco, 2002, .300, 2 HR, 6 RBI

Miguel Cabrera, Florida, 2003, .333, 3 HR, 6 RBI

Mariano Rivera, NY Yankees, 2003, 8.0 IP, 2SV, 1.12 ERA, 6 SO

Iván Rodríguez, Florida, 2003, .321, 2 HR, 10 RBI

David Ortiz, Boston, 2004, .387, 3 HR, 11 RBI

Albert Pujols, San Luis, 2004, 500,4 HR, 9 RBI

Placido Polanco, Detroit, 2006,  .412, 0 HR, 2 RBI