JNEWS: Castro, Louis [MC???? RIP] first Latino in MLB



On this day in Latinx history: Louis Castro, first Latino in major league baseball, dies
Second baseman’s biography is a series of conflicting reports and mysteries
By Rhiannon Walker September 24, 2017

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There is nothing simple about the life of Philadelphia Athletics second baseman Louis Castro. Outside of the fact that he played 42 games and hit .245 for the American League pennant winners in 1902 and died on Sept. 24, 1941, everything else about Castro is shrouded in mystery.

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As a 14-year-old, his parents enrolled him into a Catholic prep school, the Manhattan College High School, in Harlem. Manhattan College was attached to the high school, and Louis went on to play ball for the collegiate team.

After pitching for Manhattan College for three years, Utica in 1898, Atlantic City the following year and in the Connecticut State League in 1901, Castro was signed by the Philadelphia Athletics’ Connie Mack as an infielder in 1902. He debuted in the Athletics’ 8-1 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on April 23, 1902.

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Castro, Louis [MC???? RIP]

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