Friday, October 14, 2011

#Portuguese Americans #Baseball Players @MLB

Baseball
Kevin John Correia, (born August 24, 1980 in San Diego, California) baseball pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates. On December 17, 2010, the Pirates signed Correia to a 2 year, $8 million deal. On March 24, 2011, the Pirates named Correia their Opening Day starter.
Sid Fernandez, (1962- ), National League baseball player (Native Hawaiian, Portuguese and Spanish).[5]
Lew Fonseca, (1899–1989), Baseball player; coach for the Chicago White Sox; a pioneer in the use of film to analyze players' performances during a game.[26]
Jonny Gomes, (1980- ), Current outfielder and designated hitter for Cincinnati Reds.[5]
Davey Lopes, (1945- ), Former star w/ LA Dodgers. (Cape Verdean / Black African, Portuguese and Irish)[5]
Billy Martin, (1928–1989), Former Yankees/A's manager. (father from Azores Portugal who later migrated to Hawaii)[52]
Dustin Pedroia, (1983- ), Current second baseman for the Boston Red Sox, American League MVP in 2008.
Mark Teixeira, (1980- ), Current first baseman for the New York Yankees.[5]
Robin Ventura, (1967- ), Former Major League ballplayer.[5]
Robin Ventura is now the Coach of White Sox
Shane Victorino, (1980- ), Baseball player for the Philadelphia Phillies. (Portuguese, Hawaiian and Japanese)
Joseph Lawrence "Joe" Abreu (May 24, 1913 – March 17, 1993) was a Portuguese American Major League Baseball infielder. He played nine seasons in professional baseball, one at the major league level. He served in the United States Navy during World War II.
Ronald Douglas Correia (born September 13, 1967, in Providence, Rhode Island) is a retired Portuguese-American professional baseball player who played 3 seasons for the California Angels of Major League Baseball.
Other Activities
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Portuguese_Americans