Roberto Clemente. Rod Carew. Tony Perez.
Their names have gone down in baseball legend, but as it turns out, these three greats have more in common that simply the love of the game: they are also three of the Baseball Hall of Fame's inductees to have Hispanic-American backgrounds.
Their accomplishments are indeed remarkable. Known as "the Great One," the Puerto Rican-born Clemente had a stellar batting average of .350 three years (in 1961, 1967 and 1970), while Perez, who is of Cuban descent, hit a staggering 40 home runs in his top 1970 season. Born to a Panamanian mother on a train in the town of Gatún, Carew amassed 3,053 career hits in his 12 seasons with the Minnesota Twins and seven with the California Angels.
As The New York Times reported, two other baseball greats -- Ted Williams and Reggie Jackson -- were both of Hispanic heritage, but drew little attention to their personal backgrounds throughout their stellar careers.
Take a look at the Hispanic-born inductees of the Baseball Hall of Fame here:
Correction: The slideshow has been updated to include Jackson and Williams, who had been previously omitted.