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Latino firsts in various sports championships

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 5:14pm -- Peter Fitzpatrick
Vernon "Lefty" Gomez was the first Latino to win six World Series games without a loss.
Manuel Santana was the first Latino to win Wimbledon in 1966.
Hector Castro was the first person to score a goal in the first World Cup representing Uruguay in 1930.
John Ruiz was the first two-time Latino Heavyweight boxing champion of the world in 2001.
Alfred "Butch" Lee was born in Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico and was the first Latino to win the NBA Championship with the Los Angeles Lakers in 1980.
Scott Gomez was the first Latino to win the Stanley Cup as part of the New Jersey Devils.
Jim Plunkett of the Oakland Raiders was the first Latino to win the Super Bowl in 1981.
Steve Ballesteros was the first Latino to win the Masters golf Tournament in 1980 and once again in 1983.
Emerson Fittipaldi was the first Latino to win the Indianapolis 500 in 1989.
Federico Bahamontes became the first Latino to win the Tour de France competition in 1959.