Countdown to 2017 HOF Inductions: Orlando Cepeda

'Potencia, distancia y frecuencia,' that's a slugger for you

They called him ‘Peruchín,’ ‘Baby Bull’ and ‘Cha Cha.’ Meet Orlando Cepeda, the first Latino to lead either league in home runs and RBI.

We continue our countdown to Iván ‘Pudge’ Rodríguez’s induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum by celebrating one of the best toleteros ever from the Caribbean.

Man, could he hit. Rookie of the Year. MVP. The 1967 World Series MVP. A total of 379 home runs and 1,365 RBI. All good enough to make him the second Puerto Rican enshrined in Cooperstown. ¡Wepa!

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