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Members of the planning and advisory committees for the Latino Baseball History Project who were in attendance at the May 12, 2009 inaugural reception at the John M. Pfau Library included, from left to right: Richard Santillan, Tomas Benitez, Terry Cannon, Francisco Balderrama, Jose Alamillo, and Cesar Caballero.

 

In attendance at the May 12, 2009 inaugural reception were members of the Richard Pena family. Richard, Sr. (seated at center) was a star center fielder for the Carmelita Chorizeros and was one of nine brothers who played at one point for Carmelita. Included in the project’s archival holdings is the Carmelita jersey worn by Richard Pena, Sr. in the mid-1950s. Richard Pena, Jr., at top left, was a batboy for the Chorizeros.


In attendance at the May 12, 2009 inaugural reception were members of the Isidro “Chilo” Herrera family. Chilo (seated at center) was a slugging third baseman who played for the Carmelita Chorizeros in the 1960s, and is recognized as one of the greatest hitters in East Los Angeles amateur and semi-professional baseball history.


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