Major League Baseball's 30-team Opening Day rosters, which consist of 25-man rosters and disabled lists, included 222 players born outside the 50 United States. These players represent 15 foreign countries and Puerto Rico.
Major League Baseball Properties (MLBP) debuted the first issue of this year's Major League Baseball En Español, a bilingual (Spanish and English) magazine geared directly to the Latino community, on Sunday, April 7 in conjunction with the opening week of the 2002 Major League Baseball season.
Latino Legends in Sports, publisher of the on-line magazine latinosportslegends.com, announced its launch of the official website of former Major League pitcher and Hall of Fame candidate, Luis "El Tiante" Tiant (Eltiante.com).
America Online Latin America, Inc. is bringing the excitement and passion of the 2002 World Cup to its members in Brazil, Mexico, and Argentina as well as to members of the AOL-branded service in Puerto Rico.
Yahoo! en Español and Sportsio, digital new media specialists for football fans announced an special content deal to deliver in-depth coverage of FIFA World Cup 2002 ™ games on Yahoo! Deportes (http://deportes.espanol.yahoo.com).
Fox Sports World Español will televise coverage of the complete 2002 Mexican Baseball Summer League season, including post-season playoffs and final matches with the inaugural match set for Tuesday, March 19 at 5:00 p.m. PT.
Sportsio, a soccer digital media management company, and Fox Sports International announced details of a new five-year broadcast partnership that will provide a minimum of 25 United Soccer Leagues (USL) matches to be telecast on Fox Sports World.
The Los Angeles Galaxy and the Hispanic Broadcasting Corporation have entered into a wide-ranging, two-year broadcasting agreement, it was announced by Doug Hamilton, VP-GM of the LA Galaxy and Ken Christensen, VP-GM of HBC, Los Angeles.
After the resignation of head coach Dan Issel for making inappropriate remarks to a Mexican basketball fan. The team has created an advisory committee composed of local community leaders to help mend the differences with the team and the Hispanic community.
The Los Angeles Lakers and KWKW Radio 1330 announced that they have reached agreement on a four-year extension to their existing contract for Spanish play-by-play of Lakers games. With the extension, the Lakers will continue to be heard in Spanish on KWKW through the 2005-2006 season.
Parasoul LLC announces the launch of Futbolsa (www.futbolsa.com), a stock market simulation game, targeting the 14 million Hispanic Internet users in the United States and the 22 million Internet users in Latin America.
Samsung Electronics has signed on as the exclusive platinum sponsor for ESPN Latin America's World Cup news and information coverage, it was announced by Michael Fox, vice president worldwide advertising sales, ESPN International.