Who was the first Latin American player in baseball?

When Jackie Robinson broke into baseball in 1947, Latin Americans had already been playing the game for decades. Colombian-born Luis “Jud” Castro was the first. The 25-year-old second baseman played in 42 games for the Philadelphia Athletics in 1902, and never again played in the majors. Though his story is less well known than Robinson’s, one can assume that his nickname is a sign of acceptance by his teammates.