Cinco de Mayo: The Top 10 Sorta Mexican Athletes in the History of Dallas
Should probably consult Gustavo for a round of Ask a Mexican on this, but with it being Cinco de Mayo and all I figured I'd just crack open a Corona and give it a go myself.
10. Mike Bacsik - Well, he was a local athlete with
an affinity strong feelings for about Mexicans.
9. Bryan Leyva - FC Dallas midfielder also plays for Mexican National Team, so he must be decent.
8. Eduardo Najera - Mavs' roughneck forward brings energy, tenacity and, let's face it, mediocrity.
7. Luis Yanez - One of Dallas' most-decorated boxers fought in 2008 Olympics.
6. Esteban Loaiza - Won 17 games with Rangers from '98-'00 and started a '99 playoff game vs. Yankees.
5. Tony Romo - Antonio Ramiro Romo, a third-generation Mexican-American on his father's side, can finally call himself a playoff winner.
4. Michael Young - With a Mexican-born mother, the face of the Rangers' franchise the last decade has six All-Star appearances and an AL batting title.
3. Rafael Septien - 9-year career as Cowboys' kicker included two Super Bowls and Pro Bowl season in '81.
2. Mark Aguirre - Father was born in Mexico, and the Mavericks' third all-time leading scorer considered playing for Team Mexico in 1992 Olympics.
1. Lee Trevino - Honing his game at Tenison Park, "Merry Mex" won six golf Grand Slam tournaments.
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