Today in Latino history: First Latino to appear in World Series

On this day in 1919, Adolfo Domingo De Guzmán “Dolf” Luque became the first Latino to appear in a World Series. The Cuban born player was inducted into the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame. He was a three-times World Series champion.

Luque played in both all white, Negro League, and integrated teams in the U.S. and Cuba. He died in Havana in 1957. He was 66.

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