The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with a look at some of the most influential Latin American men and women in baseball history.
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On May 17, 1973, promising California Angels outfielder Bobby Valentine breaks his leg while trying to climb the wall in an effort to catch a long drive by Dick Green of the Oakland Athletics. The injury will sideline Valentine for the rest of the season and curtail his major league career.