My Boricua Parade Experience with Two Hall of Fame Legends

Danny Torres found himself in the presence of two Puerto Rican Hall of Famers who were honored at this year’s National Puerto Rican Day parade.

The two honorees were Edgar Martínez, who was voted into the 2019 class of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, and golfer Chi-Chi Rodríguez.

Martínez, 56, carries a congenial demeanor that reflects the genuine personality of un jíbaroliving in the countryside of Puerto Rico. One would never know he was one of the greatest hitters of his generation. He paused and shared his innermost thoughts on coming back to his birthplace to accept the Atleta Estrella – which translates to Star Athlete – honor at this annual parade.

Juan Antonio “Chi-Chi” Rodríguez, 83, is renowned as one of the greatest golfers of his generation. He actually pitched for an amateur team on the outskirts of his hometown in Rio Piedras before becoming the celebrated golfer.

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Watch the 62nd Annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade LIVE Online June 9th! 🇵🇷

The 62nd Annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade is coming up on June 9th!

The National Puerto Rican Day Parade celebrates and honors the leaders, educators, artists, and celebrities that have left a cultural footprint on this nation. Its mission is to create a national awareness and appreciation of the Puerto Rican culture and its contribution to the United States.

ABC7 will bring you the event live and on demand – starting with our live coverage on air and on abc7ny.com at Noon, running through 3:30pm. The event will stream both live and on demand on abc7NY.com.

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