Burgos: Adolfo Luque and the Latino significance of the 1919 World Series

From SABR member Adrian Burgos Jr. at La Vida Baseball on October 30, 2018:

When was the first time a Latino played in the World Series? Was it when Roberto Clemente starred with the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1971 World Series win over the Baltimore Orioles? Or was it when Luis Aparicio and the Go-Go Sox faced off versus the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1959 World Series?

That bit of postseason history was made by Cincinnati Reds pitcher Adolfo “Dolf” Luque when he threw a scoreless inning in relief in a Game 3 loss to the Chicago White Sox in the 1919 World Series.

Latino participation in the World Series thus occurred much earlier than most baseball fans realize, much like the overall history of Latino participation in the major leagues.

Read the full article here: https://www.lavidabaseball.com/hall-of-fame-world-series-luque/

Originally published: October 30, 2018. Last Updated: October 30, 2018.