Grizzly Gazette

Hispanic Heritage Month Observed Through Major League Athletes

Arlene Borja, Staff Writer

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Soccer: Marta Vieira da Silva

Marta Vieira da Silva known as Marta is a Brazilian soccer player. She plays for the Orlando Pride in the National Women’s soccer league. She is 32 years old and was born on Feb 19, 1986.

Basketball: Marc Gasol

Another Hispanic player would be Marc Gasol. He is a Spanish professional basketball player for the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association. He was born on Jan 29, 1985, he is now 33 years old. He has also won two Olympic silver medals, a FIBA Basketball World Cup.

Football: Rigoberto Sanchez

Sanchez plays for the Indianapolis Colts who are doing so great this season but they’re still going on. Rigoberto’s parents were born in Mexico and he was born here which makes him Mexican-American. He normally played soccer at a young age. Once he entered high school, he decided to switch up the sport and instead joined football. He attended college in Hawaii and that’s when the Colts discovered him and signed him.

Baseball: Felix Pena

Pena plays for Los Angeles Angels. His position is as a pitcher, he is from the Dominican Republic. He also played for the Chicago Cubs in 2016 the Cubs made it to playoffs.  He was not able to play, but his name was still added to the 40 man roster.

4 Comments

4 Responses to “Hispanic Heritage Month Observed Through Major League Athletes”

  1. Hector on November 14th, 2018 8:34 am

    Knowing other Hispanic people are in sports that are well-known helps the avid fan of a sport realize that someone like them is able to do sports and that it makes people become more intrepid in order to get to the place they want to be in sports. Finally, it helps to know that with all these role models to look up to we can be like them and do the sports they do to.

  2. Erick Lopez on November 14th, 2018 1:19 pm

    I did not know that Marc Gasol was Hispanic which means his twin brother is too, Pau Gasol. Marc Gasol and Pau Gasol are inexorable in the paint. They both have hit game winners, and are really good basketball players. Every day they go to the gym to enhance their skills, even though they are not on the same team. It is pretty crazy when you think about how both of them were able to make it to the NBA and have a different style of playing.

  3. Alex on December 6th, 2018 9:28 am

    The Gasol brothers are from Spain

  4. adviser on December 7th, 2018 9:54 pm

    Yes, he is. The Grizzly Gazette regrets the error. Page updated to reflect correction Dec. 7, 2018 at 9:38 p.m.

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Left
  • Hispanic Heritage Month Observed Through Major League Athletes

    Sports

    Athletes of the Month: November 2018

  • Hispanic Heritage Month Observed Through Major League Athletes

    Sports

    Athletes of the Month: October

  • Hispanic Heritage Month Observed Through Major League Athletes

    Sports

    Sports Spotlight: Anthony Martinez

  • Hispanic Heritage Month Observed Through Major League Athletes

    Sports

    Freshman in Cross Country Varsity Breaks All Time Record

  • Hispanic Heritage Month Observed Through Major League Athletes

    Sports

    Athletes of the Month: September

  • Hispanic Heritage Month Observed Through Major League Athletes

    Sports

    Waterpolo Gains New Players and New Challenges

  • Hispanic Heritage Month Observed Through Major League Athletes

    Sports

    Friendships and Families in Volleyball

  • Hispanic Heritage Month Observed Through Major League Athletes

    Sports

    College Football: Will your college football team live up to the hype this season?

  • Hispanic Heritage Month Observed Through Major League Athletes

    Sports

    Sports Spotlight: Donna Tran

  • Hispanic Heritage Month Observed Through Major League Athletes

    Sports

    A Game to Remember

Navigate Right
The student news site of Godinez Fundamental High School
Hispanic Heritage Month Observed Through Major League Athletes