There were 1,950 stories in La Selección. Jesús Ayala is one of them—and for those of us interested in the league’s early history, a particularly funny one.
Someone’s got to be the first to do everything, and 39-year-old José Sánchez, taken in the 12th round by the Vaqueros, did not let the chance pass him by.
When teams can only rely on very, very basic factors—size, speed, strength, stamina, and “smarts”—to decide which players to sign, interesting things happen.
Some teams—admittedly, very few—went into the first season of the LNP with an idea of what they were doing. Then there’s the Ingenieros de Rincón.
When a single baseball game enters history, either something has gone very well, or something has gone very badly. Remarkably, this game features both.