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By Noe Torres

lengthy sooner than minority avid gamers grew to become an authorised a part of specialist baseball within the usa, a blazing-fast Mexican-American outfielder named Leo Najo rose to nationwide prominence. Overcoming nice own adversity and the racial prejudice of the day, he reworked himself into one of many maximum avid gamers of the early twentieth century. while Najo debuted in 1924 with the San Antonio Bears of the category A Texas League, he electrified status room merely crowds together with his wonderful pace and spectacular outfield catches. After Najo used to be drafted via the Chicago White Sox in 1925, the Washington submit known as him one of many maximum baseball gamers of all time. His meteoric upward push to stardom opened the doorways baseball for the various notable Hispanic avid gamers that experience on account that undefined. chosen a 2006 publication of the Year.

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