The Top Latinos in MLB's World Series

Tony MenendezCorrespondent IOctober 26, 2009

NEW YORK - OCTOBER 25: Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees walks off the field after defeating the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 5-2 in Game Six of the ALCS during the 2009 MLB Playoffs at Yankee Stadium on October 25, 2009 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The New York Yankees won the ALCS series 4-2 over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to capture the American League pennant.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Alex Rodriguez had one of the best performances ever by a Latino in League Championship Series.

Mariano Rivera added to his Hall of Fame-bound career after another superb outing and once again he showed the world why he is possibly the best closer in a postseason series.

Both “A-Rod” and Mariano will play against a Philadelphia Phillies team that will not be easy to defeat.

Skipper Charlie Manuel is looking to make history as the first Phillies team to repeat as World Champions.

Manuel will rely on the arm of Pedro Martinez and the red-hot bats of Carlos Ruiz and Pedro Feliz.

On paper, this Phillies-Yankees World Series looks to be one of the best ever.

Throughout 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 World Series action:

•Roberto Clemente, Pittsburgh, 1971, .414, 2 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 4 RBI

•Tany Perez, Cincinnati, 1975, .179, 3 HR, 7 RBI

•Pedro Guerrero, Los Angeles Dodgers, 1981, .333, 1 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 7 RBI

•Jose Rijo, Cincinnati, 1990, 2-0, 0.59 ERA, 15.1 IP, 5 SO

•Roberto Alomar, Toronto, 1993, .480, 0 HR, 6 RBI

•Moises Alou, Florida, 1997, .321, 3 HR, 9 RBI

•Livan Hernandez, Florida, 1997, 2-0, 13.2 IP, 7 SO

•Ricky Ledee, New York Yankees, 1998, .600, 3 2B, 4 RBI

•Mariano Rivera, New York Yankees, 1998, 4.1 IP, 3 SV, 4 SO

•Mariano Rivera, New York Yankees, 1999, 4.2 IP, 1 W, 2 SV, 1BB, 3 SO

•Mariano Rivera, New York Yankees, 2000, 6.0 IP, 2 SV, 7 SO

•Danny Bautista, Arizona, 2001, .583, 2 2B, 7 RBI

•David Ortiz, Boston, 2004, 1 2B, 1 HR, 4 RBI

Manny Ramirez, Boston, 2004, .412, 1HR, 4 RBI

•Mike Lowell, Boston, 2007, .400, 1 HR, 4 RBI


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