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Latinos Top The Record-Breaking List Of MLB Players Born Outside Of The U.S.

The 2017 Major League Baseball season began on April 2 with a record number of players born outside of the United States. According to data released by the league, there are 259 players on Opening Day rosters that were born outside of the country’s 50 states. That constitutes 29.8 percent of the 868 players in the league. The previous record was 29.2 percent in 2005.

Where are all these players from? Well, altogether there are 19 nations and territories represented. That’s also a record, beating the 18 represented in 1998 and 2016.

The top 5 spots for contributing countries and territories go to:

  1. The Dominican Republic leads with 93 players.
  2. Venezuela comes in second with 77 players.
  3. Cuba is in third place with 23 players.
  4. Puerto Rico takes fourth place with 16 players.
  5. Mexico rounds out the top five with nine players.

Let’s hear it for all the Latinos in the MLB! ?

If a prize was being given out to the team with the most foreign-born players, it would go to the Texas Rangers who boast 14 players from six different countries and territories outside of the U.S. on their roster.

All this data leads one to believe that although baseball is as American as apple pie, its future is international.


Read more about MLB players born outside of the U.S. here.

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James Corden Had To Pick Up Demi Lovato's Mic After Their Sing Off

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James Corden Had To Pick Up Demi Lovato’s Mic After Their Sing Off

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On Wednesday night, James Corden went off on a tangent while taping The Late Late Show on CBS. He mentioned that his new favorite radio station was one called “Divas” which played all the diva hits from back in the days, like Tina Turner’s “Proud Mary.”

After lamenting that they don’t make divas like they used to, he was about to go back to the show when none other than Demi Lovato herself called him out.


Demi Lovato surprised James Corden on his show after he complained old divas were better than current divas.

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She wasn’t having it, boy!


Lovato wanted to settle the beef right then and there.

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Corden couldn’t get the crowd on his side.


Corden got backed into a corner and made excuses. Little did he know, Lovato came prepared.

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She brought her own acapella group.


I won’t ruin the whole thing for you, but at a certain point Lovato dropped the mic and told Corden to pick it up.

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If that’s not professional diva-ism, I don’t know what is.


Check out the whole video below.

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Hopefully they do more of these, with 10m views, it looks like they have another hit segment on their hands.


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