Bill Russell has a life story that goes beyond sports, he not only left an indelible mark on the court, but also challenged the social barriers of his time
The late Puerto Rican Pittsburgh Pirates star is one of Major League Baseball’s legends not only for his exploits on the field but for his humanitarian legacy.
He spent days partying with Edith Piaf and Picasso, he was a dancer for Josephine Baker and a lover of the poet Jean Cocteau… Al Brown, the first Latin boxing champion.
Cuban Martín Dihigo was born to play baseball and is described by most as one of the most versatile players the sport has ever seen. He could do it all.
Minnie Miñoso’s status as a legend was marked for eternity when in December of 2021 he was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Golden Era Committee.
Six-time 20 game winner Juan Marichal was one of the best pitchers in the history of the Major Leagues and the first Dominican to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
David Ortiz is one of the best sluggers who has stepped on the diamond, and recently was chosen to the National Baseball Hall of the Fame in his first year of eligibility
Nicknamed “The Baby Bull” and “Cha-Cha”, Orlando Cepeda was one of the most prolific home run hitters of this time and is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame
Felix “Tito” Trinidad is considered one of the best boxers to ever come from Puerto Rico, winning titles in three divisions and fighting the best of his generation.
Tony Oliva left Cuba in search of fulfilling his dreams of being a baseball player and became one of the best outfielders of his generation and a “Hall of Famer”.
Puerto Rico’s Winter Baseball League was a haven for Negro League players in the 1930’s and 1940’s, including among others Hall of Famers Satchel Paige and Joshua Gibson.
Cuban wrestler Mijaín López made history in the pasat Olympic Games in Tokyo by becoming the fourth athlete with four consecutive titles in the same event.
Colombian athlete Caterine Ibargüen reaped great triumphs in her great career becoming Olympic and world triple jump champion, and an inspiration for many
Jasmine Camacho-Quinn conquered the second Olympic gold medal in the history of Puerto Rico in Tokyo capping off an unforgettable 2021 and fulfilling her dream.
He was tempted with millions of dollars to desert the “Isla Bonita” and fight against Muhammad Ali, but Teofilo Stevenson always remained faithful to Cuba.
As part of Black History Month, Unanimo Sports celebrates Panamanian Rolando Blackman, one of the best Latin American players who has seen action in the NBA.
The life José Luis “Chegüi” Torres had many facets, including sports where he was an Olympic medalist and world champion, as well as civic service and journalism.
Teófilo Cubillas, who at the age of 21 scored 5 goals in a World Cup, was one of the most important soccer players during the 70s, even impressing Pelé.
Alejandro Pompez was among the most influential owners in black baseball history and discovered Hall of Fame talents such as Orlando Cepeda, Juan Marichal and Willie Mays
Hansel Emmanuel lost his left arm in an accident when he was a child, but his dream of reaching the NBA and becoming a professional has not been taken away