1948 Carmelita Chorizeros

Carmelita Chorizeros, 1948, Ross Snyder Park, home of the Watts Giants. Team manager Shorty Perez is wearing the National Auto Glass Company jersey. The two co-owners of the team, Mario Lopez (bottom left) and Frank Sornosa (bottom right, are in civilian clothes. Outstanding players included Richard Alvarez, Larry Ochoa, Danny Salazar, and 17year old left-handed pitcher/outfielder Richard Pena (top left). This team won the East Los Angeles championship. (LATINO BASEBALL HISTORY PROJECT)