Cruz: 'In the Dominican Republic, we live baseball'
Before he had four All-Star appearances, an ALCS MVP award and a home run title, Mariners slugger Nelson Cruz had to learn to adapt to a new culture. He tells Marly Rivera about the transition of moving to the U.S. two decades ago.
Food, money and culture (shock): the Béisbol Experience 50-man interview
What's it like to be Latino in MLB today? Prospects, starters and future Hall of Famers share their stories.
In search of a dream, Cuban MLB prospects end up in exile
Hundreds of baseball players have fled Cuba in the past three years, only to find themselves trapped by a dream.
Beltré: 'The love Latino players have for the game is incomparable'
In his 20-year career, Adrián Beltré has become one of the most respected players in MLB. But his journey hasn't always been easy. He spoke with Marly Rivera about his transition to the U.S. -- and how a hatred of pickles sometimes saw him go hungry.
Pipo, pelota and the lessons of a long-ago life
In a vibrant family of Cuban transplants, a grandfather's beloved game became a beacon of peace and comfort, and a tutorial for savoring the small things.
Big Papi has made big league impact in Dominican Republic
You know the Boston icon for his MLB heroics and home runs, but a new generation of stars from his homeland will make sure David Ortiz's legacy lasts.
Baseball's numbers revolution is spreading to Latin America
From the Dominican Republic to Venezuela, baseball is ingrained in the culture of these countries. The game's analytics? Not so much. But a group of statheads is out to change that.
Carlos González: 'I know guys who missed their families so much they got released'
At 15, Carlos González left his family in Venezuela to pursue his dream of playing in the big leagues. Now, the Rockies All-Star remembers those early days in the minors.
Pujols: 'I take a lot of pride in representing my homeland'
Fresh off his 600th home run, 17-year MLB veteran Albert Pujols talked with Marly Rivera about hitting that rare milestone, representing his homeland, and what it's like to play with Mike Trout.
Encarnación: 'When you're a top prospect, you're treated differently'
Indians veteran first baseman Edwin Encarnación opens up about his early days in the U.S., racism against Latino prospects and what advice he'd give his 17-year-old self.
Carlos Gómez: 'It's tough to have the life of a baseball player, since your family can't be with you all the time.'
Rangers All Star Carlos Gómez opens up about the loneliness of a baseball life.
Francisco Lindor on learning how to be independent in the U.S.
Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor tells Marly Rivera about why he started playing baseball, adjusting to life in the U.S., the difference between fans in the U.S. and Puerto Rico and more.
Béisbol Experience: By the Numbers
More Latinos play in MLB than ever before. Here's how the numbers break down.
Montero: 'When I came to the U.S, I had a different mentality than the rest'
Cubs catcher Miguel Montero reveals what set him apart from other prospects from Latin America.
Hechavarría: 'You have to fight twice as hard to succeed'
Marlins shortstop Adeiny Hechavarría recounts his father's harrowing attempts to escape from Cuba.
Severino: 'I had to prove I could be a major league starter'
Off to the best start to a season of his young career, Yankees hurler Luis Severino weighs in on New York's early success, interpreters in baseball and working with Red Sox legend Pedro Martinez.
Adrián González: In baseball, 'You have to allow people to have fun'
Dodgers first baseman Adrián González goes deep on his Mexican-American upbringing, baseball's unwritten rules and whether ballplayers should speak out on social issues.
Willson Contreras on baseball's code and the Cubs clubhouse
Cubs catcher Willson Contreras discusses the Cubs' clubhouse camaraderie (the PlayStation helps!), the veterans who have shown him the ropes and, yes, that World Series bat flip.
The evolution of Cesar Hernandez comes courtesy of his 71-year-old bench coach
The Phillies' second baseman and coach Larry Bowa form a bond based on tough love that crosses generational and cultural lines. But the budding star isn't the only one who had to change for Hernandez to shine in Philadelphia.
After 20 years, what keeps Bartolo Colón coming back for more?
On his 44th birthday, Bartolo Colón says no one is more surprised than he is that he's still pitching. But he's driven by a love for the game, an appreciation for his experiences -- and maybe a chance at another home run.
Sandy Leon: 'I feel a sense of responsibility to make people proud'
Red Sox catcher Sandy Leon discusses his pride at representing his home country of Venezuela -- and the sadness he feels at its current state.
Mexican baseball titles are made in the USA
The reigning Mexican League champs, Pericos de Puebla, field a team replete with foreign-born former Major League Baseball players.
Mini Yadi? For Christian Vazquez, there's no greater compliment
The Red Sox catcher hopes to carve out his own legacy in a line of stellar Puerto Rican backstops that includes his idol-turned-mentor, Yadier Molina.
Puerto Rico's spirit is alive on the baseball fields
Whether it's the peak of the World Baseball Classic success or the nadir of the country's financial crisis, the flag instills a certain level of pride for its people.
Marcell Ozuna: As a Latino, 'you have to work harder every day'
Marlins center fielder Marcell Ozuna discusses his transition to the U.S. from the Dominican Republic in 2008 -- and how Robinson Canó helped him become an All-Star.
Last year, 207 Latino players appeared on Opening Day rosters. In their spirit, ESPN introduces Béisbol Experience, a season-long project that celebrates Latino players in the game.