Esteban Bellan (1850-1932)
When Esteban Bellán was a young Cuban student at St. John’s College (now Fordham) in the 1860s, he was introduced to the game of baseball, discovering both a talent and a career. He Americanized his name, and as Steve Bellán became the first Latin American to play professional baseball.
After a few years here, he returned to Cuba and helped establish the game in his home land. In this pavilion, children and adults explore the world of baseball today, a story with national and international scale.