La Vida Baseball website launches, led by SABR member Adrian Burgos Jr.

From the Baseball Hall of Fame on March 1, 2017, with mention of SABR member Adrian Burgos Jr.:

The National Pastime is beloved throughout the U.S. and the world with Latino fans’ connection to the sport going back 150 years. Beginning today, those fans will have an online community that speaks to their passion through a groundbreaking digital media property.

The National Baseball Hall of Fame announced today the launch of La Vida – a new digital media platform that celebrates the passion of Latino baseball’s past, present and future. La Vida Baseball will bring the Hall of Fame’s sights, sounds and stories to an audience well beyond Cooperstown through short- and long-form storytelling, providing an important perspective on what makes baseball an integral part of the Latino experience.

“The enthusiasm and love of baseball among American Latinos manifests itself every day in the big leagues and on diamonds throughout the world,” said Jeff Idelson, President, National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. “The Hall of Fame’s new partnership with La Vida Baseball will connect U.S. Latino baseball fans to Cooperstown while bringing the stories of the heroes of the game to new audiences around the world.”

La Vida Baseball was founded with the goal of celebrating Latino baseball, from the streets of Latin America to the major leagues. The platform will bring stories from the past to life and provide a new outlet for today’s athletes and fans to discuss the game through written stories as well as video and social content.

La Vida Baseball’s expert staff and contributors, led by noted baseball historian Dr. Adrian Burgos, Jr., will combine storytelling and historical perspective, while socially-driven videos and cultural commentary will bring these stories to a broader Latino audience.

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Originally published: March 1, 2017. Last Updated: March 1, 2017.