Thursday, February 8, 2018
Baseball great Vladimir Guerrero first premiered as Immigrant of the Day in 2007. We're bringing him back today in honor of his election into the Baseball Hall of Fame last month.
Guerrero, who has been called "one of the most electrifying and unconventional hitters of his generation," hails from the Dominican Republic. Despite the prevalence of MLB players from the DR, Guerrero is just the third Dominican to enter the Hall of Fame. Prior inductees include Juan Marichal and Pedro Martinez.
This in-depth profile on Guerrero talks about the extreme poverty that dominated his childhood (he drank water from puddles, had no electricity, and worked the fields), his path to U.S. baseball, and his successes in this country.