Mexico is having a great participation in the World Baseball Classic. They qualified for the quarterfinals as the leader of Group C ahead of the United States, Canada, Colombia and Great Britain. And although there are several players who are raffling it off, Randy Arozarena has undoubtedly become the great idol of the team.
Randy Arozarena is the first in the batting order for Mexico in the World Baseball Classic. Wow, he has shown why and his on-base celebration has already become iconic among fans of football king of sports.
Who is Randy Arozarena? Here is the story of overcoming that makes it great
It was February 28, 1995 when the new Mexican idol came into the world. But as a good Mexican who is born where he is given his… where he wants, Randy Arozarena is originally from Pinar del Río, Cuba.
in his native country played for Vegueros de Pinar del Ríobut as so many Cuban people do in search of better opportunities, he jumped into the sea in a small boat to leave the island and thus arrived in Mexico. Already in these directions she had a short stint with the Tijuana Bulls and played with the Mayos de Navojoa in the Mexican Pacific League.
2016 is a very important year in the biography of Randy Arozarena. After training, looking for him everywhere and resisting some rejections, finally a major league team took notice of him. Signed with the St. Louis Cardinals for 1.2 million dollars.
Record man in the MLB
His MLB debut, however, occurred three years later, in 2019; he hit .300 in 20 at-bats over 19 games with that team. The arrival of Randy Arozarena to the Tampa Bay Rays occurred in 2020 in a trade for Matthew Liberatore, a pitcher who held great promise in the majors, and which the Cardinals would later regret.
Randy Arozarena soon became key piece of the Tampa Bay Rays. That same year played the World Series against the Dodgers, won the trophy of American League Championship Series MVP and became the first player to hit 10 home runs in a single postseason that year.
Randy Arozarena: The Cuban who asked to be Mexican
Why is Randy Arozarena playing for Mexico in the World Baseball Classic if he was born in Cuba? Because that was a dream. Randy Arozarena sees Mexico in the most important place in his history and his career. Her daughter was born in this country and she wanted to represent Mexico so much that in a broadcast on social networks she literally asked to be mexican.
“I am only going to ask you for something, my people, I am going to ask all my followers for a favor. Send a message to the President, that he give me my nationality, that he do me that favor to represent Mexico in the World Baseball Classic. That’s all I want.”
His dream came true this 2023. As we said, Randy Arozarena is the most important player of the ninth of Mexico in the World Baseball Classic and the most acclaimed
In addition to his talent and his numbers on the diamond, Randy Arozarena takes time to sign autographs for his fanswins over the public with the show that hits the bases with its celebration and even before the game with his curious boots. By the way, there is a very good story about the cabal with those boots.
For all the above, it is impossible not to admire the Randy Arozarena story. There is already talk that a movie about her life could be on the way, in fact. It certainly has everything to be a very Mexican idol.