As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, USA TODAY Sports put together All-Latino baseball lineups from throughout Latin America.
The first baseball player from Panama who comes to mind is almost certainly Hall of Fame closer Mariano Rivera of the New York Yankees. However, there's a surprising amount of depth from the other native-born players who have made their marks in the major leagues.
Fellow Hall of Famer Rod Carew, as well as three members of the Pittsburgh Pirates' 1979 World Series champions also hail from Panama.
Here are the players who made the team:
Catcher: Manny Sanguillén, 1967-80
First base: Rod Carew, 1967-85 (Hall of Fame)
Second base: Rennie Stennett, 1971-81
Third base: Héctor López, 1955-66
Shortstop: Frankie Austin, 1944-48
Outfield: Ben Oglivie, 1971-86
Outfield: Omar Moreno, 1975-86
Outfield: Roberto Kelly, 1987-2000
Designated hitter: Carlos Lee, 1999-2012
Utility: Adolfo Phillips, 1964-72
Starting pitcher: Bruce Chen, 1998-2015
Starting pitcher: Juan Berenguer, 1978-92
Starting pitcher: Ramiro Mendoza, 1996-2005
Relief pitcher: Mariano Rivera, 1995-2016 (Hall of Fame)
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Best Panamanian baseball players: Top MLB stars from Panama