The Mets Show Off A Long List Of Puerto Rican Stars

Francisco Lindor #12 of the New York Mets celebrates his two-run home run in the third inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Citi Field on August 09, 2022 in New York City.
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A lot of things are going on in MLB: record chases, division races, competition for spots in the playoffs, and players vying for individual awards.

Let’s not forget, however, that it’s still Hispanic Heritage Month and the New York Mets have lots of people with Hispanic roots.

Last week, they dedicated a Twitter post to celebrate players with Dominican roots like Starling Marte, Joely Rodriguez, and Mark Vientos.

On Monday, however, it was Puerto Rico’s turn.

Celebrating our teammates with Puerto Rican roots. #HispanicHeritageMonth,” the team tweeted, with a picture of seven men.

Six Players And A Coach With Puerto Rican Roots

Mychal Givens, Francisco Lindor, Mark Vientos (also featured on the Dominican roots post), Seth Lugo, Edwin Diaz, Tomas Nido, and third base coach Joey Cora were featured this time in the Puerto Rico edition.

The Mets have some really relevant history with Puerto Rican players.

Roberto Alomar, Jose Valentin, Pedro Feliciano, Carlos Delgado, Carlos Beltran, and even Javier Baez donned a Mets uniform in the past.

Delgado and Beltran are particularly meaningful for fans.

Evidently, there are many Mets fans on the island, especially now that Lindor is considered one of the leaders of the team.

Hispanic Heritage Month, for the Mets, is special: they have a sizable number of Hispanic players on their roster.

We have already mentioned the Dominicans and Puerto Ricans, but there are also Venezuelans like Carlos Carrasco, Eduardo Escobar and Luis Guillorme (not to mention all-time Mets great Edgardo Alfonzo) and people with Spanish roots, like Pete Alonso.

You could argue that most of the Mets stars have Latino or Hispanic roots, including their best fielder and most complete position player (Lindor) and their premier power threat (Alonso).

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