Latino names such as Miguel Cabrera, Albert Pujols, Carlos Gonzalez and Ubaldo Jimenez were among the headline grabbers this past 2010 season.
Always, Manny will be Manny. There was a lot in the news in a moment about David “Big Papi” Ortiz, and right after the World Series, “El Niño de Colombia” Edgar Renteria.
In Queens, most of the headlines are about Carlos Beltran. What about Angel Pagan?
Same happens in the Bronx. Among the New York Yankees, the headliners of Latino names are Alex Rodriguez and Jorge Posada.
The forgotten one is Robinson Cano.
There is no explanation why the native of the Dominican Republic should be the disregarded Yankee.
Cano had a great career season in 2010; a front-runner for the American League Most Valuable Player Award.
Even if his not the elected one, he already made history this season.
As the two-time All Star was honored with his second consecutive American League Silver Slugger Award, and his first American League Gold Glove Award, he became the 10th Latino in Major League history to win both in the same season.
For those history buffs, here is the list of the other Latinos in Major League history to accomplish this feat:
Roberto Alomar: Toronto 1992/Baltimore 1996/Cleveland 1999 and 2000
Ivan Rodriguez: Texas 1994-99/Detroit 2004
Rafael Palmeiro: Texas 1998 and 1999
Alex Rodriguez: Texas 2002 and 2003
Placido Polanco: Detroit 2007
Manny Trillo: Philadelphia 1981
Benito Santiago: San Diego 1988 and 1990
Edgar Renteria: St. Louis 2002 and 2003
Carlos Beltran: New York Mets 2006 and 2007