The logo of the Liga Nacional Puertorriqueña: a big sky-blue circle, bordered in red and white, surrounding a smaller circle of darker blue with white borders, superimposed on which is a red-and-white nautical star that hosts the acronym "LNP" in black block letters.

Gaceta de la Liga Nacional Puertorriqueña

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No league could have the breadth of history of the Liga Nacional Puertorriqueña without also accruing a prodigious number of real characters in uniform.

Between the large rosters, long seasons, short careers, and the thoroughly, beautifully unpredictable games on which a championship might turn, any given season of baseball has its minor eccentrics—but give a league a century and change of this great game, streaked through with wars, hurricanes, civil strife and the occasional cheating scandal, and it is then that you will see the true oddities of the game stand out.

On this list, we present some of this league’s particular notables, whether for good reasons, bad reasons, or (as you might expect from us) weird reasons. Enjoy.