The League Championship Series are under way between the New York Yankees and Texas Rangers in the American League and the Philadelphia Phillies and San Francisco Giants in the National League.
It has become customary to see Latino players every year excel in a single moment or throughout a whole series.
So far, names such as the Rangers’ Nelson Cruz and Vladimir Guerrero and Yankees’ Robinson Cano, Jorge Posada and Alex Rodriguez are in full swing in support of their teams to go to the next and final round—the World Series.
In the senior circuit, names such as Philadelphia Phillies’ Placido Polanco and Carlos Ruiz and San Francisco Pablo Sandoval and Juan Uribe, are also looking for the big prize to reach the Fall Classic.
Throughout history, there have been Latinos who have distinguished themselves in the League Championship Series.
Here is the list of the Latinos' best of the best in League Championship Series:
- Batting Average: Eduardo Perez .464; Placido Polanco .455
- Hits: Manny Ramirez 59; Bernie Williams 52
- Doubles: Bernie Williams 10; Jorge Posada 8
- Triples: Mariano Duncan 3; David Ortiz; Jose Lind; Ruben Sierra; Robinson Cano; Luis Salazar 2
- Home Runs: Manny Ramirez 13; Bernie Williams 9
- Runs batted in: Bernie Williams 33; Manny Ramirez 32
- Runs scored: Bernie Williams 31; Manny Ramirez 28
- Slugging percentage: Carlos Beltran .804; Eduardo Perez .750
- On-base percentage: Placido Polanco .538; Eduardo Perez .500
- Total bases: Manny Ramirez 105; Bernie Williams 89
- Stolen bases: Roberto Alomar 11; Omar Vizquel 7
- Games played: Manny Ramirez 49; Bernie Williams 41; Jorge Posada 39