The Baseball Latin Hall of Fame honored several well-known Latin Americans who have made history in Major League Baseball during an event held at the Altos de Chavon amphitheater in the Dominican Republic on Saturday. Tribute was paid to Alex Rodriguez of the Yankees who attended together with actress Cameron Diaz.
Others inducted into the Latin Baseball Hall of Fame included Dominican Ricardo Carty, Venezuelan Andres Galarraga, Puerto Rican Edgar Martinez, Cuban Luis Tiant, Nicaraguan Dennis Martinez, Panamanian Manny Sanguillen and Mexican Fernando Valenzuela.
Tributes were also paid to veteran players Ruben Gomez, Vidal and Hector Lopez, Oscar (Negro) Prieto, Horacio Martinez, Adolfo Luque and Jose Luis (Chile) Gomez.
The event was dedicated to the late George Steinbrenner. His daughter Jennifer Steinbrenner and her husband Steven Swindal were present to receive the honor. Minister of Sports Felipe Payano, and Robert Weil, founding president of the Baseball Latin Hall of Fame were the keynote speakers at the awards ceremony.