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In the late 1940’s, the nine Pena Brothers all played every position for the Carmelita “Chorizeros” (Sausage Makers) while being coached by their father William Pena. Their story was published on “Ripleys Believe It or Not.”

Carmelita Provisions, early 1930s Los Angeles, California  FROM THE BARRIOS TO THE BIG LEAGUES History of the Mexican American Baseball Players in Los Angeles This exhibit will open October 1 to November 30, 2007 POMONA PUBLIC LIBRARY 625 Garey Avenue Pomona, CA 91769 909-620-2043 Source......

Deeply affected by the narratives produced by the Latino Baseball History Project, Ben Sakoguchi created an “orange crate art triptych” honoring the communitarian exploits of the Carmelita Chorizeros, East Los Angeles’ baseball dynasty. Chorizeros Brand and Carmelita Brand round out the trilogy; each painting partakes......

From the Latino Baseball History Project The nine Pena brothers, with their father, back row in the Orioles jersey, who played for the East L.A. Carmelita Chorizero. Latino History Baseball Project spokesman Terry Cannon says he believes six of the Penas are still living. This......

Latino Baseball History Project Memorial plaque Honoring Manuel “Shorty” Perez Mexican American Baseball Exhibits in Los Angeles, in Pasadena, California March 31st: Mexican American Baseball in Los Angeles   LATINO BASEBALL HISTORY PROJECT CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, SAN BERNARDINO JOHN M. PFAU LIBRARY Photo by Larry Ochoa......

The Chorizeros were the Yankees of East L.A. in the years after World War II. In the barrio, baseball wasn’t just a game, it was an event.   Great article on our Baseball History! Read it here ...

Carmelita Chorizeros manager Manual “Shorty” Perez, left, about to receive a championship trophy from Saul Toledo, center. At right is Carmelita founder/owner Mario Lopez, Sr., who also played shortstop at one time. The Chorizeros are said to have won 19 city championships....

Carmelita was very happy to come out to Angel Staidum in Anaheim to support the 2015 Buddy Walk. We where there serving chorizo and burgers to help the walk against Down syndrome. The Buddy Walk was initiated in 1995 by the National Down Syndrome Society......

Los Chorizeros: The New York Yankees of East Los Angeles and the Reclaiming of Mexican American Baseball History   Read all about how the Society For American Baseball Research (SABR) is telling the story of the Chorizeros to hep preserve the history and culture of......