Vladimir Guerrero Sr., father of the Toronto Blue Jays star, had a brilliant 16-season career in the MLB.
The outfielder played for four major league organizations and although he retired more than a decade ago, until very recently a record of his was in effect with the Los Angeles Angels. These are some of the historical clubs to which he belongs.
Vladimir Guerrero Sr. was the 2004 MVP / Kirby Lee/GettyImages
Guerrero Sr. was the American League MVP in 2004 and that makes him part of a group of 16 Latin American players who have achieved this achievement. With him are 5 Dominicans who have been named Most Valuable in a season. In addition there are 5 Puerto Ricans, two Venezuelans, three Cubans and one Panamanian.
Vladimir Guerrero and Pedro Martínez are in the Hall of Fame / Jim McIsaac/GettyImages
With the selection of David Ortiz, the Cooperstown Hall of Fame will have its fourth member from the Dominican Republic. The other three legends are Vladimir Guerrero Sr., Pedro Martínez and Juan Marichal.
Vladimir Guerrero Sr. and Albert Pujols are part of several historical clubs / Matt Brown/GettyImages
Guerrero Sr. finished his Major League career in 2011 with 2,590 hits, 449 home runs and 1,496 RBIs. That makes him part of a select group that includes illustrious names such as Albert Pujols, David Ortiz, Miguel Cabrera, Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron and Babe Ruth, among others.